Get to know Katie:
Over 10 years of teaching experience from the youngest dancer to the most advanced.
At J'adore's inception in 2010, Katie came on board to continue her training in both dance education and studio management, working along side Lauren & Alice in all artistic and business operations.
As the School Director at J’adore, she is the face behind your communication and the person overseeing your children in the classroom. She is also the founder and Director of J’adore’s Adaptive Dance Program. Katie is a huge advocate for providing outlets and artistic education for children with special needs of all ages.
Trained locally in Richmond, Virginia in ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, and tap. She specializes in the genre of contemporary, as well as training our youngest minds at the studio in our Twirl & Pre-Company programs.
Multi-talented: She is also a Professional photographer, through her own photography business, Katelyn Hundley Photography. Most of the work you see inside the studio walls has been captured by her.
Katie is known for her unique & powerful choreography. She holds numerous choreography awards on both regional and national levels. She continues to bring cutting edge movement to both the students of the school and company year after year.
Katie and her husband, Alex, have a 2 year old daughter, Wyatt Evelyn who adores dance just as much as her mom.
Sushi, roller coasters, and her cat, "Turtle," are a few of her favorite things!
Describe your class at J'adore:
My typical class is structured fun. To me, dance is all about the marriage between technique and freedom, you have to find harmony in the way they mesh together.
What do you hope your students get out of your class and why do you love teaching at J’adore?
I hope all of my students leave my class feeling accomplished, loved, and proud. I think it's important for children of all ages to have an outlet where they feel successful and strong. Each class is taught through a curriculum, but packed with fun. Nothing brings me more joy than watching a dancer grasp new movement and material.