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Katie Hodge

“Coach Katie” Hodge began dancing at the age of 5 and hasn't looked back! At 10, she danced as a part of the Los Angeles Children's Chorus and Dance Company and worked as a "Mousersizer" for the Walt Disney Company, exemplifying the need for kids to have a healthy exercise regime. She attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, LACHSA, and is currently an executive board member of the LACHSA Alumni Association. She has danced for a host of off-Broadway productions between the years of 1986-2004 and performed with STG’s Sankofa Theater for their 2004 MAAFA celebration, held at the Moore Theater, in Seattle, WA. “Coach Katie,” returned to dance seriously in 2010, taking modern at Jo Emery Ballet School, and joined the Tacoma Performing Dance Company, TPDC, in 2013. “Coach Katie,” a "Greener," graduated from the Evergreen State College In 2015, receiving her BA in Business and Dance. AND, 2013, marked the start of a new journey when she opened Hodgepodge Dance Academy LLC, to fulfill her dream of sharing her love of dance with the South Puget Sound.


Hodgepodge Dance Academy LLC,
Believes and promotes a strong foundation in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, and Hip Hop. Students have fun learning, in small groups, to master the art of dance while developing: coordination; flexibility; and confidence for individuality in style and movement.
We believe everyone can and should dance, as it enhances our lives; and we love exploring that belief with them.