Website Manager & Dancer
Katherine Cornell is from Dallas, Texas, and graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.F.A. in Dance and B.B.A. in Management Information Systems. At UT Austin, Katherine was in the Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi Sorority and she is currently the Co-Chair of Philanthropy for the Alpha Phi Dallas and Suburban Community Alumnae Chapter. For her full-time job, Katherine works at Charles Schwab Headquarters in Enterprise Operational Risk Management. Since the age of three, Katherine has trained in ballet, jazz, modern, and contemporary dance techniques. In addition to dance, Katherine studied the piano and violin for nine years.
Katherine’s love and passion for dance started at an early age training at local Dallas dance studios including Dallas Metropolitan Ballet, Dallas Ballet Center, Powerhouse of Dance, Highland Park Dance, Next Step Dance, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Ballet Academy of Texas. In her formative years of dance education, Katherine had the privilege of working with various choreographers and training at the following professional dance companies: American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet West, Sidra Bell New York, and the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam.
At UT Austin, Katherine participated in three years of Fundamental Projects in Dance Performance and Repertoire, which provided opportunities to collaborate with outside choreographers and in-house faculty in preparation for main-stage productions throughout the fall and spring academic semesters. Katherine was selected to work with the following notable choreographers: dancer and choreographic fellow Rena Butler of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Bridget Moore of B.Moore.Dance, Juilliard graduate and choreographer Madison Hicks, and former soloist Kirven Douthit-Boyd of Alvin Ailey for week-long artistic residencies.
Katherine joined 6 o’Clock Dance Theatre as the company’s Website Manager and as a Dancer in December 2022.
Katherine’s strong background in classical dance technique, music, and information system technologies has increased her versatility as a business and artist professional. Katherine values discipline, integrity, and autonomy in work processes to enact positive change in her communities and strives to connect audiences with the power of movement and the healing it provides.