Katie Milani

Dance Choreographer

Number of Years in Industry

7 years


Katie Milani is originally from Iowa City, Iowa. Milani attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in dance. During her time at Point Park, she performed works by Martha Graham, Lar Lubovitch, Bennyroyce Royon, Doug Bentz, and others. Upon graduating, Milani moved to New York to attend the Martha Graham Dance Company’s Accelerated Professional Program. There she learned and performed numerous original works created by Martha Graham.

After attending the Martha Graham Dance program, Milani received her full comprehensive Pilates certification from Gramercy Pilates NYC. She also attended numerous dance auditions and professional workshops in New York City. She worked as a dance assistant for the Radio City Rockettes. In August 2019, she landed the role of a Radio City Rockette, performing in the 2019 Christmas Spectacular.

After performing as a Radio City Rockette, Milani moved back to Iowa where she taught dance and pilates. She was the main choreographer for the CCPA Theater Company where she choreographed Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical and Legally Blonde the musical. Milani also choreographed numerous pieces for Nolte Academy of Dance’s competition team.

Milani currently resides in Durham, North Carolina where she is a full time Pilates instructor at Club Pilates. She most recently performed BIG BEATS by Joanna Kotze in partnership with ADF.

About their role in ICON...

Thrilled to be a part of the process seeking young and talented individuals for the ICON program. I have seen this project start as a dream of Leslie Nolte’s and now it will become a reality for so many.


Radio City Rockette
2019 Christmas Spectacular

Magna Cum Laude
Point Park University, BFA, 2016

Pilates Instructor
Gramercy Pilates NYC Pilates Certification

BIG BEATS by Joanna Kotze

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