Katie Cross is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Performance and a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Her theater degree gives her experience in several diverse genres spanning from Shakespeare to contemporary works. She is also trained in voice and speech for the actor and has extensive experience in movement work. Katie is passionate about teaching artists of all ages and worked for several different companies in Denver, Colorado teaching a variety of classes geared towards building a foundation for students to expand on their individual creativity and enhance their skills. Since moving to Naples in 2016, she has worked in theater and film in the Naples and Miami areas, and has had the privilege to work for the Naples Players Theater as a teacher. She believes that acting is an invaluable experience for any person – learning how to communicate, use your voice and body, and tap into your creativity are all important life skills that one learns in a theater, film, or improv class.