Sionnaine Irish Dance Academy
Assistant Teacher (Vancouver Location)
Katie Davis started dance classes at the age of 2, tired of watching her sister; she eagerly asked to join every chance she could. Katie’s dance experiences include hip-hop, highland, clogging, lyrical, jazz and finally Irish dance. Katie stumbled upon Sionnaine Irish dancing at the age of 16 and joined quickly after being in awe of their rhythmic steps. Katie continued dancing with Sionnaine at the same time as pursuing a dream of becoming an elementary school teacher and getting a Bachelor of Arts degree and a post-graduate Education degree at UBC. With the support of her family and teachers at Sionnaine, Katie’s hard work and dedication to Irish dance have led her to accomplishments she never thought she would achieve, such as dancing at the highest, Open Championship, level and competing, and recalling, at the North American Nationals in 2013. Katie continues to compete and dance with Sionnaine Irish Dance, and hopes to one day cross off more goals from her list.
When asked to join the Sionnaine teaching team in 2009, Katie jumped at the opportunity to combine her two greatest passions: dance and teaching. Katie’s teaching profession has taken her from kindergarten to grade 7, but she continues to learn from each student she meets at dance and in the classroom. Katie loves seeing the growth in every dancer from week-to-week and year-to-year, and learning more about the world of Irish dance from her friend and mentor, Michelle Bond TCRG. Katie knows from experience that the friends that dance bring are life-long, and loves that Sionnaine Irish Dance has such a strong “family” feel. Her favourite thing about teaching is seeing dancers achieve something they never thought they could achieve, but she knew they could! Katie’s dance motto is you are far better, stronger and smarter than you think you are; believe in yourself!
Katie loves seeing the growth in every dancer from week-to-week and year-to-year,
and seeing dancers achieve something they never thought they could achieve.