Katherine Tokarz

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KATHERINE TOKARZ | Instructor

Katherine Tokarz is an actress, dancer, singer, and teacher originally from Massachusetts and now living in Los Angeles. Broadway: Original cast of ROCK OF AGES, (Constance/Reporter), Original cast of IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS (Rhoda), A CHORUS LINE (Kristine), WICKED as a Universal Singer Swing(Broadway/Tour/Chicago). Since moving to LA, Katherine has been a recurring character in the ABC sitcoms “Don’t Trust the B-” and “The Neighbors” and most recently played Flick’s Mom in the FOX special musical “A Christmas Story Live!” Other TV: “Famous In Love”, “Shimmer and Shine”(VO), “Grandfathered”, “Bloopers”, “It Could Be Worse”, and “Mercy.” Katherine can also be seen running around in the UMPO Parody Series at Rockwell as Emily in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, Annie Herman in TROOP BEVERLY HILLS, and Ms. Norbury/Cool Mom in MEAN GURLZ. Other favorites include:”La Ferie” at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, Tokyo DisneySea, and a Lincoln Center Concert with Alan Menken where she sang a duet from “Enchanted” with the man himself! Outside of performing, Tokarz has taught as a guest artist at many dance studios and universities across the country including Dean College, Kansas State, and UCLA.  Having been greatly effected by the generous teachers in her life, Katherine strives to create a safe, honest, creative, and fun atmosphere in her classes.  She believes in being a well-rounded artist, and will continue to carve her path in comedy and entertainment while helping others to do so as well!

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Katherine tokarz

Original Broadway Choreography

“Rock of Ages” & “White Christmas”

Katherine Tokarz is an actress, dancer, and singer originally from Massachusetts. On Broadway she could be seen in the original cast of ROCK OF AGES (Constance, Justice/Regina cover), the original cast of IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS (Rhoda), A CHORUS LINE (Kristine), and WICKED. She also sang a duet with Alan Menken at his Songbook Concert at Lincoln Center, and participated in the Workshops and Pre-Broadway version of LEAP OF FAITH at the Ahmanson Theater. Before Broadway, Katherine performed in Japan at Tokyo Disney and then in Paris at The Moulin Rouge, only after her glamorous start: dancing at Bar Mitzvahs and singing at weddings as a teenager. Since moving to LA, Katherine has been a recurring character on DON’T TRUST THE B– IN APARTMENT 23 and THE NEIGHBORS, both on ABC. Most recently, she galavanted around as the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler characters in THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF MEAN GURLZ as well as “Annie Herman” in UMPO: TROOP BEVERLY HILLS and “Emily” the sharp-tongued Brit in UMPO: DEVIL WEARS PRADA at Rockwell Table & Stage. Other TV credits include: FAMOUS IN LOVE, GRANDFATHERED, SHIMMER AND SHINE, IT COULD BE WORSE, BLOOPERS, MERCY, THE TONY AWARDS and MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE.