Associate Director & Lead Teacher

Charlotte hails from Marseille, in the south of France. She is a stage and screen actress, writer, producer and teacher, with a particular penchant for New Works. Her recent credits include Word Play as part of the Midtown International Theater Festival and the Radioactive Festival; Splat Goes Your Day at the Sam French OOB Festival;The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals; the Coffee Catchups webseries; and the award-winning independent short film Absolute Threshold. Her work with Katie began as an internship in 2009 and has flourished into a passion and career. Her involvement in Katie’s unparalleled and glass-ceiling-breaking work is her proudest accomplishment in the theater.




Lead Teacher

Justine Magnusson recently originated the lead role in the world premiere of Home Street Home, a new punk-rock musical by Tony award winner Jeff Marx (Avenue Q) and NOFX frontman Mike Burkett (Z Space theatre, San Francisco). Justine also worked with Urinetown writers Greg Kotis & Mark Hollman on their newest project, ZM, at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in CT. National Tour: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down the Wind. New York: Searching for Romeo (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Songs for a New World, Clara’s Christmas Dreams (Theatre at St Clement’s). Workshops/readings: Joan of Arc, Home Street Home. Regional: The Wizard of Oz (Westchester Broadway Theatre), Too Many Cooks (Mountain Playhouse).Web series: "The Fantastic Adventures of Foolish Gentlemen". BFA NYU Tisch. Proud member AEA. 




Marquis Rodriguez is a New York based actor who is thrilled to be teaching with Katie again this year. Broadway: The Lion King (Simba); Other Theater Credits: Macbeth (Theater For A New Audience), Roofless (NYMF), Unfinished Piece For A Player Piano (NYS&F); Film: Land Line, About Ray, Phoebe In Wonderland, Television: Iron Fist, Luke Cage, The Affair, Blue Bloods, Younger, Hostages, Law & Order: SVU.




Teacher and Stage Combat Specialist

Alex J. Gould is originally from Brockton, MA. He moved to New York City to study acting at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. 

He has worked Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway, most recently in the Obie Winning play The Woodsman at New World Stages. He was a member of the Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea Theater from 2012-2016. He has also done work with Rattlestick Theater, 24 hour Plays: Nationals, The Jewish Plays Project (14th Street Y Theater), The Lark, NYC International Fringe Festival. He has worked regionally at such places as Williamstown Theater, McCarter Theater, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. 

While studying at AMDA, he became very interested and excelled at stage combat. He continued his studies and started fight directing shows. Alex has choreographed for such places as Williamstown Theater Festival, The Flea Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Adirondack Theater Festival, NYC Fringe Festival, The New School for Drama, St. Peter's University. He has a strong belief that the fight choreography goes beyond having a fight that is choreographed for a specific moment, but that it is a moment that is told through physical story telling. 

Over the years, he has continued to grow as a performer, director and educator through each experience that he has gone through on and offstage. He takes great joy in working with people of all ages to help broaden their minds and help them dig deep inside themselves to allow their instincts to guide them, mentally and physically.