Katelyn Ettinger was born and raised in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Prior to dance, she was a competitive gymnast for eight years, training, coaching and competing in many levels of artistic gymnastics as well as trampoline/power tumbling. At the late age of 14, Katelyn began her competitive dance training in a variety of disciplines and soon after began teaching at her local dance studio. While earning her Bachelors Degree at Saint Mary’s University from 2009-2013, Katelyn attended dance conventions in Halifax, Toronto, and New York City, and continued teaching competitive dance while choreographing for the Varsity Dance Team. Katelyn’s choreography has represented Canada at a variety of competitions and events throughout Canada and the United States, including The Dance Worlds at Disney in Orlando, Florida.
Recently, Katelyn has choreographed for the Juno nominated kids pop band Marlowe & The MiX featuring Raina Harten, Ethan Young and Johnny Orlando, as their concert choreographer. Their song WE Change the World was recently performed at WE Day Toronto 2017 and WE Day Ottawa 2018. Katelyn has also choreographed for Toronto Dance Project, the National Music Camp of Canada, and programs for empowering young girls and at-risk youth. Katelyn teaches full time from September to June at Canadian Dance Company, Turning Pointe Dance Academy, and Randolph Academy of Performing Arts, specializing in Acrobatics and Tumbling. When she’s not in the studio, Katelyn can be found teaching at Dance Attack Acro conventions (British Columbia, Halifax and Ontario), Student Expo, Toronto Dance Teacher Expo and for the Performing Arts Educators of Canada. In the summer months, she teaches Acro workshops in multiple studios throughout Ontario, and travels coast to coast teaching intensives throughout Canada. She has her National Coaching Certification for Gymnastics (NCCP), her Acro Dance certification in Acrobatic Arts (AAC) and her professional flexibility certification with Alixa Flexibility (AF). Katelyn is often recognized for teaching dancers advanced tumbling skills/skill variations as well as drills for setting a solid foundation in young acrobats.