Katie Swords Thurman
Assistant Professor
MFA, Hollins University
BFA, North Carolina School of the Arts

Katie Swords is a New York City based dance artist currently teaching modern dance technique at the University of the Arts. She has also taught at Performatica (Cholula, Mexico), the American Dance Festival  (Durham, NC), the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), nEW Festival (Philadelphia), Renaissance Arts Academy (Los Angeles), and in Dance New Amsterdam’s Modern Guest Artist Series. Katie’s choreography has been shown at theatrical venues and universities in New York, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia; her work has also been presented abroad--in Mexico, Ireland, Austria, and France. She has had the pleasure of working with several talented choreographers including Daniel Charon, Satoshi Haga, Elizabeth Sargent, Helen Simoneau, and Adrienne Westwood. Images of Swords made by the noted dance photographer Lois Greenfield were featured in the 2007 December issue of "Shutterbug Magazine." Katie completed her MFA in dance on fellowship through Hollins University/the American Dance Festival and received her BFA from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts.   

Contact Info

Office: Terra Hall 211
Tel: 215-717-6132
Fax: 215-717-6109