Katherine Tokarz


Paul Manaster
Katherine is absolutely thrilled to be joining the wonderful faculty here at PVPA! Katherine is an actress/dancer/singer originally from Massachusetts and trained in Worcester, New York, Boston, and Paris. On Broadway she could be seen in the original cast of ROCK OF AGES (Constance, Justice/Regina cover), the original cast of IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS (Rhoda), A CHORUS LINE (Kristine), and WICKED. She also sang a duet with Alan Menken at his Songbook Concert at Lincoln Center, and participated in the Workshops and PreBroadway version of LEAP OF FAITH at the Ahmanson Theater. Before Broadway, Katherine traveled the world living and performing in Japan at Tokyo Disney, in Paris at The Moulin Rouge, and at Disney World in Florida. Since moving to LA, Katherine has been a recurring character on Don’t Trust the B- and The Neighbors, both on ABC. Most recently, she starred as the sharp-tongued Brit “Emily” in a The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Devil Wears Prada as well as “Annie Herman” in UMPO: Troop Beverly Hills at Rockwell Table & Stage. Other TV credits include: Grandfathered, Shimmer and Shine, It Could Be Worse, Bloopers, Mercy,The Tony Awards, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and more. In 2017, Katherine can be seen in the upcoming Freeform series, Famous in Love, starring Bella Thorne. As an instructor, Katherine has taught masterclasses at studios and universities around the country. She believes in providing a safe, honest, challenging, and positive class environment for students to grow and take risks. Her classes focus on the joy of performing and story-telling as well as technique. Katherine is a proud faculty member at AMDA College and Conservatory in Los Angeles, and a guest artist at The EDGE.