Katie Tomney, originally from the Washington DC area, is a graduate of the SUNY University at Buffalo where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dance. During her time at UB, she was a company member in the Zodiaque Dance Company as well as an active participant and choreographer in other departmental productions. On her breaks from school, Tomney frequently travelled to Los Angeles in order to train in world renowned dance studios such as Millenium Dance Complex and the EDGE Performing Arts Center. She also spent some time training with the Joffrey Ballet School on scholarship in both London and Los Angeles. Post graduation, she has found a love for teaching and has cherished giving her time back to the community she grew up in. Professional dance credits include Kings Dominion Entertainment, the Starring Buffalo Theater Company, and most recently she has joined the Dancin’ Unlimited Jazz Dance Company as a new company member. This is her first season as an instructor and choreographer with the Russell School of Ballet.