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"Katie is the most unique coach, actor, and woman I have worked with over the past 15 years. She is a captivating and inspiring performer as well as one of the most fun, funny, loving, and generous people I know. Because she is free with the truth of who she is, she isn’t afraid to be every part of herself and to use it to help the performers she coaches. She takes every fiber of her being-the quirky, the funny, the sensitive, the vulnerable—and, with abandon, plays in the biggest ways whether that be in a one on one coaching or playing the leading role in a Broadway show 8 times a week. Leading by example, she helps her students accesses the deepest parts of themselves that many shy away from out of understandable fear of vulnerability or being seen and she uses who she is, her unique self, to help them find their way to fully embody their characters. In a world where performers can often make aimless choices for the sole purpose of sticking out, Katie understands that standing out or being different is only accomplished by owning who YOU are and playing with your own gifts and layers.  Katie emphasizes to her students that the uniqueness they already possess, just by being who they are, is enough to stand out.  Katie understands this on a gut level and is tremendous in her ability to help people know and love their inner “guts”, as she says, and to find what makes them special and how to channel that into their work. She is instrumental in helping people with the process of how to be fearless. And have a lot of fun doing it! Katie knows how to make a safe space for students to play. She gives her students freedom to try, play, try again, and to be goofy or outside the box. No one knows better than Katie that there’s magic in the fun!" 

- Brooke Elliott

Currently filming Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias, previously seen as Jane in Drop Dead Diva, and various Broadway shows


"What I love most about coaching with Katie is the way she fires up my imagination. In striving for text accuracy, actors can fall into the trap of tethering ourselves to the given circumstances, therefore limiting our imagination. Katie coached me through a monologue by placing me in multiple relationship-based scenarios that not only filled me with a sense of urgency and a deep need to communicate, but revealed more layers that I could fold into my performance or discard if it didn’t serve my intention. If you’re a new actor, Katie gives you solid foundational tools for your toolbox, and if you’re more experienced she helps you brush off the dust and play around with the tools you already have. Her goal is not for you to "get it right," but to explore what allows you to express your most authentic self through the material. Katie makes it a supported, playful, joyful process." 


- Robyn S. Clark

GYPSY with Patti LuPone, upcoming

Untitled Lakers Project on HBO


"Katie Adams is as gifted and natural at the art of teaching as she is in starring on the Broadway stage. As I have had the privilege of witnessing Katie's work in both of these realms, I count myself quite lucky to continually learn from such a talented artist and educator. Katie's ability to meet each performer where they are, and then take them to their next level in their development is nothing short of inspiring to observe. And having invited her into my classroom on multiple occasions, I know firsthand just how much students respect and successfully incorporate Katie's instinctual and creative direction into their performance work. Whether engaging in acting, singing, or dancing, Katie is the kind of diverse artist, teacher, and professional who can guide each student successfully through their own unique journey of discovery. In short, Katie Adams is a treasure, and I so look forward to collaborating with her again very soon!"


- Jay Jaski

Professor of Musical Theatre, Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

MFA, Columbia University


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