Artistic Discipline:

Music, Theatre, Dance, Storytelling


(815) 494-4762


Travel Regions:

Eastern Iowa, Central Iowa, Western Iowa


Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, College, Lifelong

Areas of Interest:

  • Black Lives Matter
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Economic Revitalization
  • Indigenous Populations
  • Mental Health
  • People with Disabilities
  • Restorative Justice

Katie Colletta

Originally from Rockton, Illinois, Katie Colletta earned her BFA in Musical Theatre and graduated from Millikin University. She has been a teaching artist for Indiana Repertory Theatre, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre, Eastern Iowa Arts Academy, and Old Creamery Theatre, where she has also performed, directed, and choreographed extensively. In the spring of 2020, she was honored to serve as Artist in Residence for the Iowa City School District through the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child program. She is currently pursuing a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University and her Masters in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky, and continues to focus on cultivating community and inclusion in the arts for all. Let’s play!

Arts Integration Programs

I believe that key to success is communication, so I would preliminarily meet with the teacher to set workshop expectations, thus improving likelihood of meeting those expectation. There are so many types of songs in the musical theater cannon that it is possible to find a song to tie-in with core concepts the teacher wishes to cover. I like to think of these residencies as a way to bring students engaging, memorable arts experiences while sneaking in the veggies (core curriculum content) we want them to remember. Additionally most of these lessons are easily transferrable directly to the Arts Skills. For example, in the "Singing in the Rain" lesson, we would focus on the choreography and movement response to sound instead of the water cycle.

This program is adaptable for Virtual Learning.

Supplemental Downloads:
Throughline Arts Arts Integration Sample Lesson PlansKatie Colletta Theatrical Resumes Combined