Katie was born and raised in Tampa, FL where she grew up as a dancer and athlete. She was introduced to Pure Barre when her Mom wanted to try it out and asked Katie to join as support. Very quickly she was hooked. After moving to Chicago for college, Katie was in need of a part time job and Pure Barre was her first thought. At 19 years old she joined the team. She worked the front desk, recruited and trained new hires, and then eventually made her way onto the mic. Being a Pure Barre instructor allows Katie to share the love and success that Pure Barre has given her while encouraging and pushing others to find their own potential and reach their goals. The results Pure Barre brings as well as the wonderful community it cultivates that keeps Katie LTBing to this day.