Katie Sopoci Drake – Mountain Empire Performance Collective

Katie Sopoci Drake, MFA, GL-CMA is a core member of the Mountain Empire Performance Collective and teacher of Laban-based contemporary dance. Katie has been on faculty at the University of Maryland College Park, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Miami Dade College and Lawrence University. Company credits include Rebollar Dance of DC, Mordine and Company Dance Theater of Chicago, Momentum Dance Company of Miami, Wild Space Dance Company of Milwaukee, and Rosy Simas Danse of Minneapolis. Her critically acclaimed choreography has been performed across the country, including at the Colony Theater in Miami, the Southern Theater of Minneapolis, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.