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Katie Miller - Owner/Performance Ensemble Director of PDT Dance Arts
Miss Katie began her dance education at the age of 2. As the daughter of Ms. Terri Bruno, she grew up in the studio taking any classes available to her ability. She attended her first competition at the age of 6 brining home awards both regionally and nationally for her talent and performance through out her youth. At 12 years old, Miss Katie began traveling to a variety of prestegious schools around the country to expand her education. She attended Ballet Chicago, Ruth Page Foundation School of Ballet, Gus Giordano Dance Center, Lou Conte Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet New York and Ballet Magnificat, to name a few. She studied intensively each summer, returning to her home, The Caledonia Dance Center, owned by Miss Terri at the time.
Upon high school graduation, Miss Katie moved to Chicago IL, where she attended Columbia College. She earned her BFA and continued her dance training through out the city studying with company members of Hubbard Street Dance Company, Ballet Chicago and Gus Giordano. Due to a back injury, Miss Katie had to set her performance career aside, where she discovered her true love of choreography and teaching. She taught at several schools in the Chicagoland area before relocating here to Plano in 2005 to open The Plano Dance Theatre with her mother and best friend, Sharon Godsave.
Miss Katie has won countless awards for her teaching and choreography. More importantly, she and the other PDT staff members have raised many students in the arts to gain scholarships and acceptances to colleges across the country. Miss Katie maintains personal relationships with all of the students that have grown through PDT and finds her purpose in positively effecting the lives of young students. She judges for national talent competitions sharing her knowledge with students across America. Her primary focus is to ensure that all students know they have a place on the stage, that each child can learn self expression through the arts and that through dance & theater they have a voice. Her passion is to help young students grow, gain healthy self worth and learn the lessons to carry them fully and successfully through their lives.
Miss Katie is proud to be a part of CENTERSTAGE Youth Theatre’s board, as well as choreographer for many of the CENTERSTAGE shows!
Angela Crone is a certified Project Management Professional for a software development company. She received her M.A. in Organizational Behavior from Webster University, and her B.S. in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She served in the United States Air Force as a combat photographer, where she documented military and humanitarian operations around the globe. She joined CenterStage Youth Theatre as a founding board member and is committed to providing high quality and affordable theatre arts training for youth and teen actors.