Katie O’Loughlin

Katie O’Loughlin
Department of Theatre and Dance
ARTS 324


  • B.A. Theatre/Minor in Dance, University of Alaska, Anchorage, 2017
  • M.F.A. in Dance, The Ohio State University, 2023


Katie received her B.A. in Theatre and Dance from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and her M.F.A. in Dance from The Ohio State University. Katie has taught collegiately at UAA and OSU and within the dance communities of Anchorage and Columbus. She has received grant awards from the Rasmuson Foundation of Alaska, Engaged Scholar Funds, Livable Futures, and Greater Columbus Arts Council. She was a Graduate Fellow and Teaching Associate at The Ohio State University, and has co-founded two multidisciplinary dance companies, Sunlight Collaboration (Anchorage, AK) and 8 out of 8 Artist Collective (Columbus, OH). She has worked with national and international directors and choreographers, including Susana Pous, Eddie Taketa, and Brian Jeffery. Her work looks at the intersections of dance and technology, including intermedia, live feed video, projections, dance film, and lighting, and her dance films have been selected for film festivals nationally and internationally. Katie is now a term professor at The University of Alaska, Anchorage to lead the reinstatement of the dance minor.


  • Greater Columbus Arts Council Individual Artist Award, 2023
  • Graduate Fellow, The Ohio State University, 2020
  • Rasmuson Individual Artist Award, 2018