The Dance community is one of the most competitive and complex ones out there. It is flooded with kids from every different age group trying to make it to the top so being one of the few who does make it is as hard as it’s ever been. Katie Couch is a professional teenage actress and dancer that has made a huge impact on the entire industry. She was born on March 23, 2007, in Michigan, USA. She is the sibling to her older sister, Mackenzie Couch, and her identical twin sister, Kameron Couch, which are both experienced dancers. Katie started her journey at age seven when she first began dancing. She started small at her local rec center and began working her way up to competitive dancing.
Despite practicing dance for many hours a week, Katie still has to live life just like every other teenager. The only difference is that unlike most teens, after going to school from 8 am to 3:30 pm she goes to dance practice from 4 pm to sometimes as late as 9:30 pm. That means that after over a 12 hour day she still has to go home and do her homework and study. It is a lot for a young girl to handle and she would not be able to do it all without her love and passion for dancing. She says that balancing her busy life is the most challenging part of her career. Some of her performances have been with Project 21 and the Westside Dance Project. Her most notable performance was in 2017 when she was recruited to be a dancer in DJ Snake’s music video for “A Different Way”. She was also later featured in a music video with Kesha in 2019. To be in Katie’s position takes many hours of hard work and many might not see why she is so in love with what she does, but Katie says that it is simply the feeling of being on stage. All the work and effort that she puts in all becomes worth it once she steps on stage and immediately forgets about everything else going on in her life and just focuses on performing.
All the performing takes a toll on Katie which is why she meets with a trainer regularly to perform muscle recovery and manage her overall health. She uses inspiration from her favorite actress, Selena Gomez, in order to stay focused and dedicated to her career. Overall she says that her mother has been her biggest inspiration. She advises anyone who wants to begin dancing to just go for it and dive in headfirst because it will all work out in the end.