Katie Rose Carnes

Katie Rose Carnes, a Memphis native, is a graduate from The University of Alabama, with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a minor in Food & Nutrition and Human Development & Family Studies. She began her dance training at age three and competitively at age of five. Carnes trained at Ballet Memphis as a selected member of the Junior Company, and at Dance Dynamics Performance Studio in jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, musical theatre, and tap dance styles. When she was not in class, Carnes performed as a dancer, singer, and assistant choreographer in local musicals such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, High School Musical 2, and Camp Rock the Musical. Carnes also danced many various roles in The Nutcracker for ten consecutive years. This education prepared Carnes to be accepted into a top 15 dance program at the University of Alabama (UA). At UA, she was selected as a member of the Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre (ARDT) pre-professional company. Additionally, she presented five self-choreographed works in the Dance Alabama! student produced concert with three of them being selected for festivals such as, Alabama Dance Festival in Birmingham, AL, Young Choreographer’s Festival in NYC, and the Dance Alabama! tour to elementary schools. Carnes was also chosen and awarded a grant to represent UA on the first international student choreographed showcase of Co/lapse at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Furthermore, she had the opportunity to study under Rebecca Salzer in dance for film, creating, choreographing, and directing two award winning dance films. Most recently, Carnes completed the METdance professional intensive and showcase June 2018. Carnes is so excited to extend her passion and enthusiasm for dance as she furthers her performance and teaching career.