Katey Tidwell, originally from Alabama, has been dancing since the age of five. After moving to Houston in 2002, she studied at The Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, The Tribble School at Masquerade Theatre, and with Penny Tschirrhart in the IB Dance program at Lamar High School. Katey received her BA in Dance from The University of Houston where she was a member of the UH Dance Ensemble. While there she trained under Karen Stokes, Teresa Chapman, and Becky Valls. She has also worked with Jackie Nalett, Sophia Torres, Jhon R. Stronks, Leslie Scates, Sara Draper, and Jennifer Sommers. Katey works with The River Performing and Visual Arts Center and the Houston Ballet where she teaches dance and musical theatre to children with disabilities. Her work with The River includes instruction and choreography with the Performance Troupe and onsite classes as well as outreach with multiple elementary schools in the Houston area. She has been teaching with Houston Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement Program since 2013.