Katie began directing in 2002, and has since produced work in Melbourne, Mexico, Darwin, Sydney and Canberra. In 2015 she completed her Masters of Fine Arts in Directing at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), after previously qualifying at the University of Melbourne (Graduate Diploma of Education) and Flinders University (Bachelor of Arts).
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, The Greek Project – Antigone , poem every day and Filtered with CYT. In 2016 Katie was a awarded a Canberra Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Revitalising and Advancing Canberra Youth Theatre.
Since graduating from NIDA, Katie has directed short works for Warehouse Circus, The Public Theatre (Design Canberra Festival) and Aspen Island Theatre Company. In 2018 Katie is directing a work written by Emily Sheehan which will have seasons in Sydney and Melbourne in August and September. Katie is co-founder of The Anchor theatre company, which produced its first show, How Are You? at The Public Theatre in 2015. The team are developing a full length version of this work to be performed in Sydney in October 2018.