Katie Clarke trained as a Classical Pianist at the Purcell School of music in London and later at both Bristol and York Universities where she acquired a BA and then an MA in music and performance. Her natural ability for quirky comedy and her love for all styles of music led her to developing the sensational and original cabaret act she performs today.
Katie has performed throughout the UK, Europe and the USA and although her act focuses on the piano, she also composes comic songs, which she sings while accompanying herself. In her spare time away from cruising,
Katie extends her talents to theatrical Musical Directing and has established links with repertory theatres and colleges in the UK and the USA, most recently working with the College of the Canyons in California on a production of Rent.
One of her many productions in the UK, The Secret Garden, won the National Operatic and Dramatic Association award for Best Musical Production in the Eastern District.
She has also worked with children on several school projects, teaching and creating musical performances with them, which are performed on Theatre stages.
Katie also spent time interning at both Classic FM and BBC TV in radio and television production to understand the behind the scenes nature of performance and music production.
Katie's natural comic timing and ability to transpose well-known and well-loved tunes into outstanding virtuoso pieces, will astound you and her unique humour will leave you smiling. Her lively stage presence and fresh take on all things music is a pleasure to behold.