Katie rustowicz

Katie Rustowicz, '03

Katie Rustowicz is a Michigan native who grew up winning top awards in the competitive dance world. After graduating she moved to California to continue her training under Joseph Malone at the Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. Her television credits include Boston Legal, Joan of Arcadia, Tracy Ullman's "Live & Exposed" / "State of the Union" Seasons 1, 2, & 3, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Bunheads, Growing Up Fisher and Broad City starring Adam Levine. Katie has worked with Lily Allen, N.E.R.D, Beyonce, Herbie Hancock and more. You can see Katie in commercials for Smithfield Ham & Gameworks. In addition to being a working dancer in TV & Film Katie's stage credits include productions of Evita, Peter Pan, South Pacific, a skeleton crew for Lennon the musical, American Choreography Awards, Radio City Christmas Spectacular and numerous shows around Los Angeles.In addition to her career as a professional dancer Katie has had numerous opportunities teaching and choreographing around the country. Katie was thrilled to choreograph her first webisode series this past year based off the Richie Rich series. She was a featured teacher in the Dance Spirit Convention & Competition issue. Katie has been lucky enough to assist one of the industries top master teachers and choreographers Jackie Sleight on numerous jobs, master classes, college classes, shows around Los Angeles and on her convention LA Dance Magic. Katie has directed multiple Final Cut shows and National Finals Gala's for LA Dance Magic where she has accepted the new position of C.F.O. Katie has had the pleasure of sharing her knowledge as a judge for multiple talent competitions in the US & Canada for the past 8 years.Katie is the president and director of Act 1 Talent, a National Talent Competition. Now entering their fifth season, Act 1 talent travels across the country to 16 cities.