Katie Shepherd

  • Child Actor
    Female / Cumbria
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    13 - 16
    Height
    5' 1" (1m 57cm)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Hazel
    Build
    Slim
  • Additional Skills

    More about my skills:

    Singing (Studying RSL Music in Year 10 at Secondary School)

    Golf

    Netball

    Rounders

    Played flute in Yr3 and Yr4 at Primary School

    Currently teaching myself to play Guitar

    Additional Information

    TRAINING INCLUDES:

    Most recent BBO Dance examination results:

    Grade 5 Ballet - Distinction*

    Grade 5 Tap - Distinction*

    Grade 5 Modern - Distinction*

    Studying Grade 4 Musical Theatre Dance

    2018-present, BBO Dance North Jazz Scholars

    Member of the Curious Dance Company. 2018 - Present

    Dick Whittington Pantomime - Grange Amateur Operatic Society 2017

    13.5.20, MT Dance workshop (online) with Mariel Letourneau, Jerome Robbins' COOL from West Side Story

    14.5.20, Matilda Dance Workshop (online) with Katie Lee (Dance Captain) Revolting Children.

    20.5.20, MT Dance Workshop (online) with Mariel Letourneau, 13 The Musical

    26.5.20, Acting Workshop (online) with Jordan Murphy, The Dreaming Musical

    27.05.20, MT Dance Workshop (online) with Mariel Letourneau, AIDA The Musical

    02.06.20, Acting Workshop (online) with Jordan Murphy, Improvisation

    09.06.20, Acting Workshop (online) with Jordan Murphy, Devising Workshop

    19.08.20, Monologue Coaching with Mercy Ojelade

    Sept 2020, Weekly Act4tv classes with Samantha Giles

    Oct 2020, Weekly Act4tv classes with Emma Bispham

    About me

    Hi I'm Katie,

    I have been interested in performing arts from a young age and have always loved performing for others. Quickly realising my passion for performing and entertaining others, my mum and dad signed me up for dance classes at the age of 3 at my local dance school (Elite Dance Cumbria). I have since then gone on to take multiple examinations through the British Ballet Organisation (BBO) as well as various dance shows, competitions, and local charity events.

    In 2018, I successfully auditioned for a place on the BBO Dance North Jazz Scholars scheme where I receive high quality Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Commercial dance training, from the teachers such as David Needham (The Hammond). In 2019, I was also successful in retaining my place on the scheme. Earlier this year (before COVID-19), I was one of 5 girls chosen by David Needham from the North Jazz Scholars group to perform a special routine in honour of the late John Travis at the 90th BBO Dance Gala event in Birmingham. This was due to be held in April but has since been cancelled due to COVID-19 (no word on the status of the event in the future as of yet).

    In 2018, I was also accepted into the Curious Dance Company. A local dance company based at QES School in Kirkby Lonsdale run by Jasper Marriott and Megan Alder-Cox. With Curious, I have taken part in dance competitions, festivals and attended the Can You Dance? Super Convention at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool in 2019.

    Over the past few years, I have taken a big interest in the acting side of my dance work and decided to pursue a more acting based career. I have taken part in school productions and the local pantomime and plan to study performing arts at college when I leave secondary school in 2021. During lockdown, I have been taking part in Jordan Murphy and Mariel Letourneau's acting and MT dance workshops over ZOOM.

    I am a hard working and determined individual who has been told by headshot photographer Sandi Hodkinson that I take direction well and I would love to build on my knowledge and experience by working in the industry!

    Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile!

  • Skills

    Accents (North American)
    • Standard American
    Hair Length
    • Long
    Skin Colour
    • White
    Specific Dance Skills
    • Ballet
    • Commercial
    • Contemporary
    • Freestyle/Improvisation
    • Jazz
    • Modern
    • Pointe work
    • Tap
    Native accent
    • English
    Personal Interests
    • Animals
    • Comedy
    • Creative writing
    • Dancing
    • Drawing
    • Family
    • Music
    • Netball
    • Photography
    • Singing
    • Sport
    • Swimming
    • Travel
    Accents (UK)
    • Cumbrian
    • English, standard
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Dance
    • Panto
    • Pantomime