Katie Scherman

Katie Scherman is an artist, choreographer, teacher, and movement researcher based in Portland, OR. Originally from California, Scherman has performed with Houston Ballet, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Washington Ballet, Hubbard Street 2, Zhukov Dance Theatre, Terpsicorps Dance Theatre, Bodyvox, and in numerous festivals and galas around the world. In 2009, she was honored with a Princess Grace Award in Dance. Scherman holds a BFA in Dance from LINES Ballet/Dominican University and an MFA in Dance from the University of Oregon. She was awarded a graduate teaching fellowship at the University of Oregon from 2012-2015 and is the 2015 recipient of the UO Graduate Student Emerging Artist Award. Her research is deeply rooted in the creative process, vulnerability, and collaboration.  Scherman was awarded a 2016 Alembic Artist Residency at Performance Works NW where she premiered her first evening length work, “Complicated Women” in which she directed, choreographed, and performed in. “Complicated Women" explored the collective experience of being a woman; through wonder, depth, and complexity. Scherman has held guest residencies at Pacific University, University of Utah, LINES Ballet/Dominican University BFA program, and the Bodyvox Junior Artist Generator program. Her choreography and teaching have been presented throughout the US. Most recently, Scherman held a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the School of Dance at the University of Utah where she taught, choreographed, and mentored students. She was also a 2017 Guest Artist for Salt Dance Fest. Scherman's project company "Katie Scherman + Artists" will premiere a new work in Spring 2018 as part of BodyVox's 20th anniversary season. 

Photo by Mark McCambridge