Katie Couchie (she/her)
Photo: Morningstar Derosier
Katie Couchie is an Oji-Cree dance artist originally from Nipissing First Nation, now based in Tkaronto. Katie is honours graduate of the Dance Performance Program at George Brown College. During her time at GBC, Katie had the opportunity to work with many renowned choreographers and teachers such as Susie Burpee, Hanna Kiel, Bengt Jörgen, Anisa Tejpar Derek Sangster, Ryan Lee, Tina Fushell and Sharon Moore. She has also attended training intensives at professional schools including Joffrey Ballet School in NYC (2019), Albert Ballet School (2019), The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance (2020) and took part in Kenny Pearl’s virtual Emerging Artist Intensive (2020). Since graduating college in 2020, Katie has worked with Peggy Baker in the Emerging Artist Action Lab, dance in The Crown Land’s music video, End of The Road and in a video for National Indigenous Day 2021 which was commissioned by Soulpepper Theatre Company and produced by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. Katie is also a part of Theatre Oculus’ 2021 Digital Toronto Fringe Show, Venus & Adonis and recently finished up a digital residency with the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity lead by Christopher House. Apart from her dance career, Katie runs a contemporary beadwork business, Ode’imin Inde’ Designs.