Katie Spelman biography
At Writers Theatre: Once, Witch, Sweet Charity, Rami and Jaliyah
Katie Spelman is a Chicago born, Brooklyn based choreographer and director. Recent credits include The Notebook (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), The Beautiful Game (Toho Productions, Tokyo), AD 16 (Olney Theater), aren’t you glad you stayed in (director, TEAM petri project) The Who’s Tommy (Denver Center), Oklahoma! (Goodspeed; Connecticut Critics Nomination for Best Choreography) Cabaret (Olney Theater Company; Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Choreography; Paramount Theater, Joseph Jefferson Nomination for Best Musical) and the first live-streamed musical on Tik Tok, For You, Paige. She has also collaborated with Lookingglass Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Camerata Bern, Court Theatre, The Hypocrites, Asolo Repertory, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Timeline Theatre, Sideshow Theatre Company, The New Colony, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Northwestern University, and The Inconvenience. Broadway Associate: Once, American Psycho, and Amelie.
Katie was the Associate Choreographer on Moulin Rouge for the Boston, Broadway, and Australian companies, as well as a dance consultant on the West End and First National Tour productions; the Associate Choreographer on Rent Live! on Fox; and the Associate Director of Close to You in London (Chocolate Factory, West End).
She was one of five choreographers awarded the SDCF Agnes de Mille commission, and her new work simone premiered in March 2019. Proud graduate of Northwestern University.
[Bio as of November 2022]