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Kat Files


Ht. - 5’9    Wt.- 125 / Hair Color - Black / Eye Color - Brown

SAG-AFTRA, EQUITY, B.F.A in Dance (Fordham University/The Ailey School)

Agency:  Parts Models

Personal Summary

  • Professional dancer with EMERGE125 (NY, NY)

  • Experience as a model, actress, dance instructor, choreographer, & brand ambassador

  • Founder of  “The F.I.L.E.S. Arts Project,” a 501(c)3 Non-profit Arts Organization in Birmingham, AL.

  • Director or Education with EMERGE125, a 501(c)3 Non-profit hub for dance performance, creation, and education (NY, NY)


- University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)                                                                     Birmingham, AL

Collat School of Business: Social Media Certificate - Graduate, 2020-Present

- Fordham University/The Ailey School                                                                                       NY, NY

Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 2015

- Hootsuite Platform Certification and Social Marketing Certification via Hootsuite, 2021

- Relevant Dance Coursework: Ballet, Horton, Graham, Jazz, West African, Ballet Partnering, Modern Partnering

Professional experience

Concert Performance

  • EMERGE125 Collaboration with The Classical Theatre of Harlem                            Tiffany Rea-Fisher   

      Presents “Twelfth Night” - Dancer: July 5-29, 2022                                               Ty Jones/Carl Cofield

  • The FILES Arts Project Summer Showcase                                                                       Germaul Barnes Dancer: June 2022

  • EMERGE125: Flea Theater Season                                                                              Tiffany Rea-Fisher

       Dancer: May 2022

  • EMERGE125: The Joyce Theater Foundation’s Choreographers & Cocktails             Tiffany Rea-Fisher

       Dancer: December 2021

  • EMERGE125: Nutcracker in a Nutshell                                                                        Tiffany Rea-Fisher

       Dancer: November 2021

  • EMERGE125: Harlem Holiday Lights Parade                                                               Tiffany Rea-Fisher

       Dancer: November 2021

  • EMERGE125: Little Island Dance Festival                                                                    Tiffany Rea-Fisher

       Dancer: September 2021

  • EMERGE125: Bryant Park Picnic Performance                                                             Tiffany Rea-Fisher

       Dancer: August 2021

  • Elisa Monte Dance: Film Project                                                                                    Tiffany Rea-Fisher

       Dancer: August 2020

  • Juneteenth Juke Joint Virtual Performance                                                                          Erika Wade

       Dancer: June 19, 2020

  • No More Martyrs Virtual Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2020            Dr. Nadia M. Richardson  

       Dancer: May 30, 2020              

  • American Theater Group’s production of “Till” (Emmett Till)         Cezar Williams/Tiffany Rea-Fisher    Assistant Choreographer: Feb 27, 2020

  • Elisa Monte Dance performs during IABD in Philadelphia, PA                                   Tiffany Rea-Fisher

       Dancer: January 17, 2020

  • Elisa Monte Dance performs during APAP at Jazz at Lincoln Center                           Tiffany Rea-Fisher

       Dancer: January 11, 2020

  • Classical Theatre of Harlem’s “A Christmas Carol in Harlem”          Ty Jones/Carl Cofield/Tiffany R. F.  Dancer: December 2019

  • Elisa Monte Dance 39th Flea Theater Season- Company Member: November 2019        Tiffany R. F.

  • ReCAST Baton Rouge, Louisiana presents Resiliency Summit:                                           Terri Wright      “Voices from the Bayou,” the stage play- Soloist: July 30, 2019

  • Elisa Monte Dance Collaboration with The Classical Theatre of Harlem                   Tiffany Rea-Fisher  

      Presents “The Bacchae” - Dancer: July 7-28, 2019                                                               Carl Cofield

  • National Action Network (Al Sharpton) Fashion Show & Dance Performance                 Denzel Taylor

      Model & Dancer: April 6, 2019

  • Ailey Extension Spring Horton Workshop Performance                                                         Terri Wright

      Dancer: March 23 and 24, 2019

  • Alabama School of Fine Arts Dance Department Fall Repertory                                  Germaul Barnes   Soloist: November 2018

  • Royce Files USC D.M.A. Recital - Soloist: October 2018                                               Germaul Barnes

  • “Sugar of the Floor” - Dancer: July 2018                                                                        Germaul Barnes

  • “OSHUN” Film - Dancer: April 2018                                                                                Germaul Barnes   

  • “RISE” Film Project - Dancer/Rehearsals: March-April 2018                                           Ebony Williams

  • Matheta Dance - Company Member: October 2017 - Present

“Cracks” for New York City’s Art Action Day - January 2018                                        Khensani Mathebula

“Keep Up & Keep On” Premiere - October 2017                                                          Khensani Mathebula

  • Felice Lesser Dance Theater - Company Member: “Lightning” November 2016          Felice Lesser   

  • Brooklyn Dance Festival - Company Member: 2015

Company Dance                                                                                                                             Sidra Bell

  • The Ailey School - Dancer: Sample of dance works

“Cryptic Seeds”                                                                                                         Norbert de la Cruz III         

“Fellow Travelers”                                                                                                              Astrid Von Ussar         

“Blues Suite” Rep Workshop                                                                         Sylvia Waters & Troy Powell         

“Memoria”                                                            AAADT, Staged by Ronni Favors and Masazumi Chaya

Commercial Work

Nannocare Instagram Takeover for Ballet-Inspired Class and Interview                                 May 2020


- Voyage Dallas Magazine Interview introducing TFAP to Dallas                                               May 2020


Featured Dancer   

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert- Super Bowl Promo                                                   January 2019

- Featured Model

Walmart February Calendar Campaign                                                                                  January 2019

- Featured Ballerina

Concept video for NYC Celebrity Jeweler, Greg Yuna: Featured Ballerina                        October 2018

- Featured Model

Ralph Lauren/L’Oreal  “Beyond Romance” Campaign- On Camera Featured Talent         August 2018

- Featured Model

Ralph Lauren/L’Oreal  “Beyond Romance” Campaign- Print Featured Talent                    August 2018

- Principal Talent (Engineer)

Courtyard by Marriott “Live Your Passion” Campaign- On Camera                                      April 2018

Courtyard by Marriott “Live Your Passion” Campaign- Print                                                  April 2018

- Principal Talet (Dancer)

Nannocare Brand Campaign                                                                                                     April 2018

- Featured Dancer             

Music video for the International Music Group, Autograf                                             November 2017

-  Featured Talent (Patron)                                                                                                     January 2018

Commercial for Maybelline

Film/Series Television

- Harlem Starlet

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel                                                                                                       April 2019


- Female Lead: “Rita”                                                                                                   

  Fine Wine- Musical Short Film, PHI, PA                                                                         March 2018 - Present

- Featured Background (Latin Casino Patron/Cecil B. Jones Daughter)

   The Irishman- Drama/Crime Film, NY, NY                                                      October 2017 - November 2017

- Featured Ballerina

  Fox- Gotham, NY, NY                                                                                                         November 2017


- Featured Background (Magician's Assistant)                                                                                                              ABC- Deception, NY, NY                                                                                                           March 2017

- Dancer

  CBS New York

  Performed excerpts from Alvin Ailey’s “Memoria”


- Brand Ambassador for Barbie 60th Anniversary Event                                                          March 2019

- Oribe Textures Styling Event- Model                                                                                   February 2019

- Couture Fashion Week: Inga Murray, IngaSez Fashion, LLC; Abby Santiago                   February 2019


- Featured Model for the Out Fashion Vanguard Awards: Grayling Purnell                               July 2018

(Presented by Out Magazine & Lexus) 


- Brand Ambassador for Google Insider Event/Youtube                                                             May 2018

- Fashion Week Brooklyn: Mondo Morales                                                                                  April 2018

- Print Model, Beacon’s Closet                                                                                               February 2018

- Featured Model in Social Media Campaign for Brand LOLA by Alyssa Simone              January 2018

- Fashion Week Brooklyn: Klaudia Markiewicz, Nonszalancka                                             October 2017

- Couture Fashion Week: Inga Murray, IngaSez Fashion, LLC                                             October 2017

- BEDGEAR Brand Athletic Promotional Shoot                                                                    Summer 2017

- Le Coiffeur Style the Runway: Wendy Issac                                                                            Spring 2017

- NYC live @ Fashion Week: Fashion Showcase - William Michael Reed                       Fall/Winter 2017

- New York Fashion Week: The Journey- Cristalle Brides Fashions, Makany Marta Collections, and Henry          Picado Collections                                                                                                                        Fall 2016

- Couture Fashion Week: Isabel Zapardiez Couture, Maria Beuthame Couture, and Dauphine of France            Couture                                                                                                                                          Fall 2016                     

- Brooklyn Fashion Week: Frederick Agyemang, Real-Emo LLC                                                     2015  

- Benefit Fashion Show for Susan G. Komen & Alzheimer's Association                                        2015 

The FILES (Future Inspired Leaders Exemplifying Success) Arts Project, Founder                                                                                               Summer 2014 - Present

  • Founder of TFAP; Passionate about bringing the arts, with a focus on dance and music, to underserved populations

  • Advocates that arts education and performance opportunities should be accessible, inclusive, and available to all students who desire to create and perform

  • Performs all social media marketing, artistic, technical, program development and administrative duties required to operate a non-profit arts organization

  • Leadership and vision has promoted the growth of TFAP from 14 students to serving over 500 participants virtually and in person each year

  • Conducts free summer workshops in hometown of Birmingham, Alabama and surrounding communities which culminates with a Showcase providing cultural enrichment to over 5, 000 community members

  • Conducts additional artistic programs throughout the year to enhance students’ skill acquisition

  • Collaborators inspire students to pursue excellence in the arts and bridge gaps between all communities

  • Instructs/coordinates dance and music classes, healthy artists initiatives by Board Certified Physical Therapists, Business of Being an Artist Segments, Movement for Musicians, & Music for Dancers to students held at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, the historic Carver Theatre, Ramsay High School, & G.W. Carver High School

  • COVID- 19 Update: TFAP offers Virtual Programs such as #TFAPAtHome which includes virtual dance classes, in-person dance lessons, virtual private music lessons, business seminars, viewings of TFAP archives, and online motivational enrichment. TFAP also held TFAP in The Park during the month of October 2020, which offered dance based fitness classes in the park. TFAP is currently gearing up for the 4 week Virtual Winter Dance Program that will culminate in a Virtual Showing via Zoom.


The Misty Copeland Foundation - BE BOLD Initiative (NY, NY)                      October 2022 - Present

  • Provide opportunities for children in under-resourced communities to engage their bodies, hearts, and minds in learning through dance, especially ballet.


Ailey Arts In Education Program (NY, NY)                                                           October 2022 - Present

  • Cultivate and energize youth and adults to take, make, and see dance



Stars of Tomorrow (Manhattan, NY)                                                                      October 2022 - Present

  • Teachers classes in various dance styles and sets choreography on NYC youth for performance opportunities.


Lake Placid School of Dance (LPSD)                                                                      August 2021 - May 2022

  • LPSD offers classes in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz,  Improvisation, Repertory Workshops, and more!


Repertory Company High School  (Manhattan, NY)                                             August 2021 - May 2022

  • Collaboration between EMERGE125 Company Members and the Rep Co Dance Department

  • Instruct dance students ages 13-18 in modern and contemporary technique classes


Police Athletic League (Bronx, NY and Manhattan, NY)                                       August 2019 - May 2022

  • Collaboration between EMERGE125 (formerly Elisa Monte Dance) Company Members and the Police Athletic League

  • Instruct dance students ages 13-18 in modern and contemporary technique classes


Samford University (Birmingham, AL)                                                            August 2021 - May 2022

  • Created dance work on Samford Dance Company

  • Taught Modern dance Master class on the company


The Dance Foundation (Birmingham, AL)                                                             2020 - 2021

  • Taught Modern dance master classes and TikTok themed dance classes to students at The Dance Foundation


EMERGE125 Summer Series (Lake Placid, NY)                                                  August 2021

  • The Virtual Experience focuses on giving voices to dancers and creating a holistic experience without geography being an issue.

  • EMD offers classes in Pilates, H.I.I.T., Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Improvisation, Dance Composition, Repertory Workshops, EMD’s Signature Floor Warm-up, Town Halls, Movie/Trivia Nights, Overall Wellness Seminars, Career Advice Seminars, and more!


Elisa Monte Dance Summer Series (Lake Placid, NY)                                         August 2020

  • The Virtual Experience focuses on giving voices to dancers and creating a holistic experience without geography being an issue.

  • EMD offers classes in Pilates, H.I.I.T., Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Improvisation, Dance Composition, Repertory Workshops, EMD’s Signature Floor Warm-up, Town Halls, Movie/Trivia Nights, Overall Wellness Seminars, Career Advice Seminars, and more!


Youth Arts Academy (Brooklyn, NY)                                                                   Oct 2015 - May 2018

  • Instruct dance students ages 7-16 in proper ballet, jazz, and Horton based modern technique classes

  • Prepare lesson plans, conduct student evaluations, parent observation days

  • End of the year performance class choreography


University of Connecticut at Stamford (UCONN)                                                  November 2017

  • Instructed West African dance class, performed solo, and participated in a Lecture/Demo to UCONN students


Rowlett Dance Academy Summer Motion Camp (Dallas, Texas)                     July 24 - July 28, 2017

- Instructed ballet, contemporary ballet, and modern techniques to 7-18 year old students

Set 2 contemporary ballet works, 1 contemporary work, and 1 modern work to be performed 2017 - 2018


The Ailey School (New York, NY)                                                                 September 2015 - June 2016                                                            

  • Assisted ballet teacher with conducting class for 12 year old students

Professional Experience

- Front of House Representative                                                                          November 2018 - Present

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Provide superlative customer service to Lincoln Center guests, and effectively communicate with both guests and guest services colleagues to ensure quality customer care

- Sales Associate                                                                                                           April 2016 - Present

Michael Kors Stores, LLC

Drive teams to meet selling goals through helpful one-on-one interactions with clientele leading to  purchases, ensures customer satisfaction, monitor market trends, and maintain thorough and up-to-date  knowledge of the fashion industry


- Sales Assistant                                                                                                        June 2015 - April 2016

Michael Kors Stores, LLC   

Support Sales Associates to ensure smooth functioning of retail affair; customer service operations,  particularly register functions through Point-of-Sales systems


- AAADT Summer Intensives (5 summers)   


- Daisha and Alicia Graf Arts Collective - Dance Workshop (2 years)   


- Bates Dance Festival; Resident Artist - Camille A. Brown


  • Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation Scholarship (4 year renewable undergraduate scholarship)

  • Prix d'Excellence de Dance Award- Highest award given in Dance at Alabama School of Fine Arts

  • Awarded numerous scholarships to attend summer intensives

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