Director of Youth Improv

Katie Jones is a director, performer, puppetry artist and educator. She worked with Asolo Repertory Theatre, Northlight, Steppenwolf, and American Theatre Company, and many other companies in Chicago, where she directed community-focused programming. Katie is an alumni of Directors Lab New York and is a founding member of Directors Lab Chicago, specializing in new play development. She worked as a puppetry artist for Von Orthal Puppets and Theatre Zarko, and is Founding Director of Wishbone Theatre Collective, with whom she's performed throughout the country and internationally.

In addition to her role with AIC, Katie works with Asheville Creative Arts, serves as Managing Festival Director of Asheville Fringe and is the Co-Artistic Director of The Magnetic Theatre. She currently teaches Storytelling and Theatre Appreciation at Catawba Valley Community College.