Katie Rafferty, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is entering her first season as Director of Giordano II after dancing for thirteen seasons 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; in addition to directing, she also holds 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 a few seasons ago entitled “Fly Me to The Moon.