Katie Rafferty, a main company member from Oakford, Pennsylvania, is entering her twelfth season with Giordano Dance Chicago. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the Outstanding Jazz Dance Performer Award from the UArts Jazz Faculty. Katie couldn’t be prouder of her time with the company; this year, she has taken on additional responsibilities as co-Costume Manager and co-Rehearsal Captain. She has been teaching for GDC Outreach programs, including Jazz Dance/Science & Health since 2010, and is certified to the Professional Level of the Nan Giordano Certification Program®. Katie had the honor of choreographing a pas de deux for Giordano on Giordano last season entitled “Fly Me to The Moon.”