Head of Contemporary Ballet Trainee Program at the Joffrey Academy since 2022.
Katlin Michael Bourgeois (they/them) began dancing in their hometown of Gonzales, Louisiana. They graduated from Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program in 2014 and began a dancing career that allowed them to dance with Dance Theatre of San Francisco, DanceWorks Chicago, FLOCK Works, Hubbard Street 2, M/Motions, The Cambrians, and others. Katlin started their own project dance company, “Ensemble180,” in 2018 and has been an active educator locally, regionally, and internationally for almost a decade. In addition, they’ve served as faculty at the Joffrey Academy of Dance for three years training students in contemporary techniques as well as setting choreographic works. They eagerly accept the position as Head of Contemporary Ballet Trainee Program and look forward to working with everyone within this organization to continue upholding the highest standards in dance education.