Katerina De Lawyer is excited to join Move Dance and Fitness as their new ballet instructor. She began her dance training under Yvonne Racz-Key at Ballet Lubbock. As a student she trained with CPYB, Kaatsbaan, Boston Ballet, Chautauqua Conservatory, Cincinnati Ballet, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, and River North Dance Company. In 2016, she graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University with a BFA in Ballet and minor in Child Development. During her time at TCU, she performed soloist roles in various ballets including Le Corsair, Birthday Variations, Paquita and Giselle. After graduating, she joined the Central Illinois Ballet Company as a dancer and teacher in 2016 and performed principal roles in Dracula, Nutcracker, and Beauty and the Beast. In 2017 she joined The Tallahassee Ballet. Her featured dancing roles included Four Little Swans and Pas de Trois in Swan Lake and Spanish Chocolate and Russian in The Nutcracker. Katerina has taught at Tallahassee Ballet, Ballet Arts Conservatory of Tallahassee, Hodges Community Center, Joe Berry Dance Company, All-Star Dance Academy, the Peoria Park District, and Cornerstone Dance Academy. Her teaching curriculum includes ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, musical theater, modern, creative movement, and hip-hop to various ages. Special awards consist of the Nordan Fine Art’s Scholarship, Excellence in Lighting Design, and given Honorable Mention for her choreography When They’re Not Watching. Katerina currently serves as Houston Ballet’s Artistic Coordinator.