Katy Kauffman (@therealslimkaty) is a NYC-based professional dancer. She was born and raised in Hershey, PA. As a young dancer, Katy began her pre-professional training at Harrisburg Dance Conservatory. After years of training in a classical ballet conservatory setting, she began honing in on her versatility, taking classes in jazz, contemporary, hip-hop and tap. She also trained at various intensives, including Pennsylvania Regional Ballet and Complexions Contemporary Ballet.
Katy attended Towson University on scholarship, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and a B.S. in Mass Communication - Advertising/PR Dual Track. Throughout her time at Towson University, Katy had the privilege of learning from an amazing faculty of artists.. She was President and Founding Member of The National Honors Society of Dance Arts, received the Tolbert Memorial Scholarship for Dance Excellence and was recognized as "Top 100 Women in Leadership" at Towson University. Katy was also a featured soloist and dance captain in the Towson University Dance Company productions.
Upon graduation, Katy moved to New York City to pursue her professional dance career, and ultimately, Broadway. She is currently starring in the dance ensemble of Legally Blonde: The Musical, a co-production with Riverside Theatre (Vero Beach, Florida) and Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, PA). Other notable credits include Hersheypark's mainstage show, Dance, Dance, Dance: Heartbeat! directed/choreographed by Chip Abbott (RWS Entertainment Group) and dancing Billy Griffin's choreography in a commercial for Isaac Mizrahi's new pants line.