Katelin Zelon is an adopted New Yorker, hailing all the way from Houston, Texas. Katelin moved here from the most magical place on earth, Walt Disney World. While in Orlando, Katelin also joined Orlando Theater Downtown’s cast of Chicago, where she played Mona and toured with the New Dawn Singers around the state of Florida.
A Houston native, Katelin grew up with an endless passion for dance. She began her training in her backyard, where she choreographed and directed her sister and neighbors to Ricky Martin and Michael Jackson songs. Her parents saw her passion and enrolled her at a studio where she trained, competed, and quickly began studying all styles of dance. As her love grew, so did her dreams of dancing and choreographing on Broadway!
Katelin was offered a scholarship to attend Oklahoma City University’s Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Dance Pedagogy with honors in 2010. While in school, Katelin helped to found, co-direct and choreograph the university’s first and second Broadway Fun for Funds Show, an annual showcase benefitting “Love not Hate”.
Katelin was also privileged to intern at New York City’s Broadway Dance Center during the summer of 2008. Under the mentorship of esteemed faculty Josh Bergasse, James Kinney, Kurt Robinson, and Shelia Barker, Katelin honed dance technique while vastly improving her versatility and vocal ability.
From originating the role of Jenny Pristine in the Off-Broadway show Visiting Day, to regional theater productions, to flash mobs for Google and YouTube, Katelin has made the most out of her last 2 years in New York City! Her other credits include being the dance captain in the Maritime Aquarium’s cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show, Helga in Clear Space Theater’s cast of Cabaret, and most recently dancing in Mike Kirsch’s exhibition of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
Katelin is a motivated, positive spirit, who is ready to dance for you!