Teacher / Dancer / Workshop Leader
Katie Couchie is an Oji-Cree kwe dance artist from Nipissing First Nation, now based in Tkaronto. Katie has worked with companies and choreographers including Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Red Sky Performance, Human Body Expressions, Alejandro Ronceria, Christine Friday, Peggy Baker, and Jera Wolfe. She has performed at events including the Governor General’s Performance Awards (2023), APTN’s Indigenous Day Live (2022) and for film projects
including The Nature of Things (2021), CBC Gem’s New Monuments (2021) and the Toronto Fringe Festival (2021). Katie is also a performer in Barbara Diabo’s touring production of Sky
Dancers where she has performed across Quebec and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Next, Katie is excited to remount Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s production Homelands for their 2023 fall tour which she received a Dora nomination for outstanding performance by an ensemble
during its April 2023 premiere. Katie is an honours graduate of the Dance Performance program at George Brown College and received training at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada.
With Chimera, Katie is one of the teachers of the Dancing the Seven Teachings program.