Katherine Smith [Acting Apprentice] is a 2016 graduate of University of Northern Iowa’s Theatre Performance program. Born in Memphis, TN, but raised in Iowa, Katherine was eager to return to her Southern roots post-graduation and to begin her pursuit of her career as a performer. Katherine was a proud recipient of various acting and academic-related scholarships in college. However, her most recent distinction is “Best New Character,” awarded to her by her fellow street performers at the Georgia Renaissance Festival where she performs improvised interactions as an original character. Kat enjoys similar work as children’s fairytale characters in festivals, charity events, and parades.