Katie O’Neill grew up listening to 78’s on her family’s victrola and found a new way to appreciate swing music through Lindy Hop, Balboa, and solo jazz while attending college in the Bay Area. Upon graduating, she moved back to her hometown of San Luis Obispo where she joined the SLO Rugcutters. She helped organize, DJ, and teach at the local venues during the week and traveled for dance events on the weekends. She is excited to return to the Bay Area where her dance adventures began and to share her enthusiasm for authentic jazz dances. When she isn’t dancing, you can probably find her behind one of her cameras, hiking, or referencing British comedies.