Kathryn Noletto Felis began her dance training at age 3 at Sheffield School of the Dance in her hometown of Mobile, Alabama under the direction of her grandmother, Mary Lou Sheffield Noletto, and her aunts, Theresa Hutchins and Celi Shinn. Discovering a passion for ballet and performance, she also began training at Mobile Ballet and was accepted into their performance company at age 11. Her additional training includes summer studies at Joffrey New York, American Ballet Theatre in New York, Bates Dance Festival, and American Dance Festival. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Florida State University in December 2010. In October of 2010, she premiered three works of choreography for her Thesis Concert and additionally performed a solo choreographed by Michael Foley. Since graduation, she has been guest teaching, choreographing, and dancing in Missouri, Florida, Alabama, and now the Phoenix area.