KATELYN HARRIS has been performing, choreographing, and instructing around the world for the past 15 years. She grew up in Dallas, TX, training in many styles of movement including rhythm tap, classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and hatha yoga. In addition to her extensive dance education, Katelyn has received a Yoga Teacher Certification through Namah Shivaya International School of Yoga (2011) and a Massage Therapy License from Parker University (2012).
After receiving a well-rounded dance education from schools around the country, and teaching and choreographing in every genre, Katelyn found her niche in tap dance when she joined the Austin-based Tapestry Dance Company in 2006. She was a principal dancer with Tapestry from 2006-2010 and toured internationally with the company's production of "The Souls of Our Feet." Performing tribute dances in the roles of Eleanor Powell, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, and many other famous tap dancers, she fell in love with the art form. Katelyn was nominated for best dancer by the Austin Critics Table awards for her roles in "The Souls of Our Feet" (2008) and "Ears Wide Open" (2010) and through her work as a student, performer, and teacher she has been very fortunate to learn from such great masters as Acia Gray, Jeni LeGon, Harold Cromer, Brenda Buffalino, Sarah Petronio, Arthur Duncan, Dianne Walker, Derick Grant, Max Pollak, Barbara Phillips, Tasha Lawson, Jay Fagan, and Jason Janas.
Katelyn has been on faculty for 'Third Coast Rhythm Project' in San Antonio, 'Rhythm, Body, & Soul Festival' in Calgary, Nick DiNicolangelo's SYNCOPATE in New Jersey, and One Rhythm Dance Convention. Her innovative, contemporary tap choreography has won numerous awards and honors on the local and national level. In 2015, she was selected by the Dallas Observer to be one of six Observer "Masterminds" for her role in promoting and sharing tap dance in Dallas. Katelyn is currently Artistic Director of Rhythmic Souls Tap Company and is moving to put tap dance in Dallas on the map through new creative projects and collaborations with fellow artists!
"If you are wondering who in Texas is moving the art of tap dancing forward, her name is Katelyn Harris, artistic director of Rhythmic Souls..." -Nancy Wozny, Arts + Culture Texas
"Rhythmic Souls’ Play It by Ear explodes not so much like a cannon as like a big, powerful automatic weapon, all those tapping toes going rat-a-tat-tat with unexpected power." - Lawson Taitte, GUIDE Live READ MORE
"Katelyn Harris is introducing tap to new audiences, and the inaugural Dallas DanceFest is only the beginning." - Cheryl Callon, Theater Jones READ MORE
"Harris’ expert tappers gleefully traipsed through a variety of tap styles with charismatic performance finesse." -Nancy Wozny, Arts + Culture Texas