Katie Knutson is a Professional Storyteller and Teaching Artist based in Minneapolis, MN who travels the world to tell stories and lead workshops. She has performed around the US, and in Canada, Chile, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates. Katie provides:
Performances for Young People and Families, including school assemblies and library programs that focus on early literacy skills and character education
Performances for Adults and Teens that include never-intended-for-children folktales, social justice stories and personal tales
Professional Development Workshops for Teachers, Librarians, Artists and Businesspeople who want to effectively use Storytelling in their Work
Storytelling Coaching for those looking to work on specific stories, either as a group or one-on-one
Storytelling and Drama Residencies for schools who want to make learning fun, develop literacy and critical thinking skills, address state/national standards, create excitement about writing or public speaking, or train teachers to integrate the arts into their classrooms.
Katie consistently receives excellent reviews for her workshops, residencies, and performances, and loves teaching others about the Power of Storytelling. She has received three Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Learning Grants to be the Storyteller-in-Residence for Bloomington Public Schools, Neill Elementary in Crystal, and Folwell Performing Arts Magnet in Minneapolis. In addition to writing for Storytelling Magazine, Knutson has also contributed to three books – two on integrating storytelling into the classroom, and one on the future of storytelling. She mentors new Storytellers and Teaching Artists and has worked as a Teaching Artist for Stages, Stepping Stone, Homeward Bound, and Children’s Theatre Companies in Minnesota. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the National Storytelling Network (NSN), and has also served on the boards of Story Arts of Minnesota, Northlands Storytelling Network, and the Youth, Educators, & Storytellers Special Interest Group of NSN.
This “enchanting and magical” performer can also provide bilingual (Spanish/English) programs. Find out more about Katie, watch videos of her in action, and more at www.ripplingstories.com.