BALLET | POINTE
Born in Langley, Katrina received her formal ballet training at Pacific DanceArts under the direction of Li Yaming. She also had the opportunity to study with a number of reknowned dance artists including Karen Kain, Marquita Lester, Kathryn Warakomsky, Johnny Chang, Evelyn Hart, Peggy Baker, Margie Gillis, and Toru Shimazaki, among others.
As a professional dancer, Katrina danced with Stadtteatre Bremehaven in Germany under artistic director Joerg Mannes and with Texas Ballet Theatre, under Ben Stevenson. Ms. Bois toured internationally as the lead in Marius Petipa's ballet Paquita, performed numerous classical ballets dancing with Ben Stevenson's Texas Ballet Theater and participated in the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics alongside Ballet BC and Alberta Ballet dancing in “Cathedral Grove”, choreographed by Alberta Ballet artistic director Jean Grand-Maitre.
Katrina began teaching while also a dancer, in 2004, and quickly became known for her rehearsal skills. She has staged numerous classical excerpts including "Swan Lake" Act II, "Raymonda's" Grand Pas de Deux, "Paquita," and “Kingdom of the Shades,” among others and coached individual dancers for such international events as the USA IBC, the YAGP Finals and the Beijing International Ballet Invitational.
Katrina started working with Coastal City Ballet as Rehearsal Director upon its inception in 2011 and was named Artistic Director in 2018. Since that time, she has had the privilege to stage Gisele Bellot’s “Nuances”, Renata Pacheco’s “Monasterio”, and Elizabeth Alexandre's "La Barre" as well as rehearse classical excerpts and world premiere choreographies from Li Yaming, Farley Johansson, and Wen Wei Wang. In addition, Katrina has rehearsed and staged full-length ballets such as Irene Schneider's Hansel and Gretel, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Coppelia, Cinderella, Swan Lake and Giselle.