Katie completed her Masters of Fine Arts in Directing at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in 2015, after previously qualifying at Flinders University (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Melbourne (Graduate Diploma of Education).
Katie began directing in 2002, producing work in Mexico, Darwin, Sydney and Canberra such as Cloudstreet, Morning Sacrifice, Doña Rosita, A Dybbuk, Cosi, Two Weeks With The Queen, Look Look, Little Shop of Horrors, III and The Tree.
She became the Artistic Director of Canberra Youth Theatre in January 2015 and has since directed SKIN, The 24 Hour Butoh Project, The Verbatim Project and The Greek Project – Antigone and poem every day with CYT. Katie has also directed short works for Warehouse Circus, NIDA, The Public Theatre (Design Canberra Festival) and is currently working with Aspen Island Theatre Company on a new play written by Julian Hobba. Katie is co-founder of The Anchor theatre company, which produced its first show, How Are You? at The Public Theatre in 2015 and is currently working on its next piece for 2018.