Dance teacher KatieKatie Spagnoletti started her ballet training at age 7 in Cuyahoga Falls, OH under the instruction of Mia Klinger, Kara Stewart, and Kristen Habel. She joined the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet (now Ballet Excel Ohio) in 2001, originating roles in works by Lazlo Berdo, Tom Gold, and Francis Patrelle. She augmented her training by attending summer programs at North Carolina School of the Arts, Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. In 2010,

Spagnoletti started her professional career with City Ballet of San Diego. Over ten seasons with the company, she performed soloist and principal roles in the company’s productions of George Balanchine’s Who Cares?, Walpurgisnacht Ballet, Apollo, The Four Temperaments, Square Dance, and Concerto Barocco, Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, and Elizabeth Wistrich’s The Nutcracker, Giselle, Don Quixote, and Swan Lake, among others.

Spagnoletti joined The Rosin Box Project in 2019 where she is currently an Artist and Resident Choreographer. She has five commissioned works for the company to date, and has originated roles in world premieres by Myles Thatcher, Mike Tyus, Kate Skarpetowska, Lauren Flower, Thom Dancy, Carly Topazio, Jeremy Zapanta, Bethany Green, Brian Heil, and Jessie Olsen. She also works as a guest artist across the country, including projects by Barry Kerollis, and Zoe Marinello-Kohn, as well as Jared Nelson’s Nutcracker.