Katie Krause Feature Interview

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Katie Krause is known throughout the electronic dance music world as a top go-go dancer, stylist, costume designer, and choreographer. Within New York alone she has become renowned for her keen eye for detail and flair…”


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Story and photos by Christi Reid

While you may have never heard of her before, Katie Krause is known throughout the electronic dance music world as a top go-go dancer, stylist, costume designer, and choreographer. Within New York alone she has become renowned for her keen eye for detail and flair, helping to coordinate dancers at some of the most prestigious clubs such as Lavo, Pacha, and Kiss & Fly.

Having made a name for herself working initially as just a dancer, overtime Katie grew to become the one to turn to for producing amazing performances, becoming the Creative Director for one of the most well known music festivals in the world Ultra. In fact, even though she focuses on design today her dancing experience still speaks for itself as she was personally asked to perform at EDC in both Los Angeles and New York this year.

Katie Krause in her studio in NYC

With this impressive resume of work when I was initially introduced to Katie over email I was a little concerned she would not have the time to sit down for an interview. However, to my delight she was more than willing to meet at her apartment/work studio. When I arrived (slightly late having gotten completely lost in the financial district), Katie welcomed me into her home. While talking, I couldn’t help but get distracted by all the glittery costumes lined up along the back wall. A beautiful Asian folding screen separated the living space from the work studio, but hints of the fantastic work peaked out from the corner. I was completely intrigued. A little unsure where to start, I simply asked her how did it all begin?

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