KATIE AILEEN BADGETT was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. Now a familiar face in productions by Jill Eathorne Bahr— Katie teaches classes in the Primary and Elemenetary levels of Charleston Ballet Center for Dance. She is one of the children's rehearsal coaches for productions  and teaches in the morning Coastal Ballet USA Academic/Ballet program working with dancers on stretching and strengthening.

She attended the South Carolina Governor ’s School for the Arts, where she took daily classes with Stanislav Isseav & Irena Ushakova. She was instructed by Robert Ivey, Alonzo King, Hernan Justo, Robert Barnett, Sandra Neels, Lloyd Withmore along with several others.

She performs in  Charleston Ballet Center for Dance/Coastal Ballet USA   productions including Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Happily Ever After and Alice In Wonderland.

She is married to faculty member Michael Rodriguez and have a young 9 month old son Sebastian . 

I had the pleasure to teach the younger dancers this year. We worked on the basic skills of ballet technique while still having fun. I was able to incorporate ballet vocabulary into little games to make learning a bit easier. I’m very proud of what the girls have accomplished this year and cannot wait to see where this road takes them”   

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Photos by Rebecca Roo Turisk, William Long, Bob Matthews , Scott Nillson, Doug Smoak and Lisa Webb.