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Katy Psenicka

Katy Psenicka

Katy Psenicka

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

FAVORITE ENTERTAINERS

Gene Kelly & Bette Midler

Theatrical Titles

Chief Choreographer

Teaching Artist

Metaperformer


Backstory

Katy Psenicka was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She began ballet and gymnastics at age 3,  and was creating full length liturgical shows by grade school.  In high school, she “evolved” as a creator, working up drill team and musical theater chorus routines. Katy attended The University of Dayton, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Management while immersing herself in the University’s contemporary dance ensemble, musical theater and dance team programs as a performer and student choreographer.


Theatrical Expertise

Psenicka joined the Shadowbox Live ensemble in 1994. She has made choreography a primary focus of her professional career, cultivating over 600 character-driven performing art pieces that tells stories through the medium of contemporary dance.  Psenicka is also a versatile performer who has been featured in dozens of lead and supporting roles.


Career Highlights

Psenicka’s most recent bodies of work include the conceptualization and choreography of critically acclaimed and awarded original dance theater productions VampiresEvo, *Madness and Lust, *Broken Whispers, and Desire and the choreography for multimedia performance art productions Gallery of Echoes CMA and Public ArtEvolutionaries, The Dream, and Which One’s Pink.

*Awarded “Best Show of 2016,” (Producer & Choreographer) The Columbus Dispatch

**Awarded “Best Show of 2013,” (Producer & Choreographer) The Columbus Dispatch


Organizational Titles

Psenicka’s most recent bodies of work include the conceptualization and choreography of critically acclaimed and awarded original dance theater productions VampiresEvo, *Madness and Lust, *Broken Whispers, and Desire and the choreography for multimedia performance art productions Gallery of Echoes CMA and Public ArtEvolutionaries, The Dream, and Which One’s Pink.

*Awarded “Best Show of 2016,” (Producer & Choreographer) The Columbus Dispatch

**Awarded “Best Show of 2013,” (Producer & Choreographer) The Columbus Dispatch


Organizational Expertise

As the company’s Chief Operations Officer, Psenicka analyzes systems to improve overall efficiency for the ensemble, spearheads long-term strategic planning, develops and maintains the company’s rigorous and aggressive production schedule, and oversees the development of systems that manage the administrative needs of the company’s artistic endeavors.

Psenicka is a member of Shadowbox Live’s Leadership Team and Board of Trustees.


7 Personal Takes
(THE THINGS THAT SHAPED US & THE THINGS WE SHAPE)
from Katy
FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF SHADOWBOX LIVE
Spend time with my husband and our dog, taking walks, hiking, riding bikes and motorcycles and cooking together
ENTERTAINER YOU MOST ADMIRE
Gene Kelly and Bette Midler
ONE FOOD YOU COULD EAT FOREVER
Raspberries
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE
Sparkling water and sparkling wine
YOUR MOST CHERISHED MUSIC ARTIST OF ALL TIME
Vivaldi
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU DO EVERY DAY
Kiss my husband and tell him that I love him
THE ONE THING YOU WISHED FOR, BUT NEVER GOT
For all the animals in shelters to find their forever homes and to live out their lives knowing love from their families
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