Katie Moore-Derkits – Council Chair, Managers

Katie Moore-Derkits graduated magna cum laude with her BFA in Dance and minor in business studies from Temple University. She was the recipient of the Rose Vernick Scholar Award, the Boyer College Alumni Award, and was elected to Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges. In 2019, she was recruited to join the board of the Temple University Boyer College Alumni Association. Katie has served on grant panels for United Way, The Picasso Project and The Philadelphia Cultural Fund. She is also a graduate of the Arts + Business Council for Greater Philadelphia’s CreativeXchange program. Katie serves as the Communications Director for the Pennsylvania Dance Education Organization (PaDEO), a state affiliate organization of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). She lives in South Philadelphia and serves on the S. 7th St. Advisory Committee, managed by SEAMAAC, with the mission of creating a vibrant South 7th St. commercial corridor representing the strength and diversity of the community. As well, she is a member of the Percy St. Project, a community-based organization dedicated to bringing better infrastructure, visibility and programming to S. Percy St. through the power of art. In 2021, Katie was nominated to Chair one of Dance/USA’s Councils, representing Managers of Member Companies, and also serves as a Dance/USA Trustee. Katie became the Business Development Manager of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) in 2016, Business Director in 2018, and was promoted to Executive Director in January of 2022

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