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Katie was the co-founder and Artistic Director of a NYC based theater company, Ruddy Productions, that specialized in new works and in championing immersive talent. As a practitioner, Katie has studied under Reiki Master Kari Buzewski, Breathwork facilitators David Elliott and Erin Telford and is currently studying in more somatic, embodiment work.
Katie received her B.A. in Theatre from Saint Michael’s College and is also a graduate of the Two Year Conservatory Program at Maggie Flanigan Studio. Aside from her training as an actor, Katie is also a Certified Reiki Practitioner, Breathwork + Embodiment Facilitator and Grief Guide.
As an actor and producer, Katie has worked extensively in theater as well as independent filmmaking. Katie was the co-founder and Artistic Director of a NYC based theater company, Ruddy Productions, that specialized in new works and in championing immersive talent. As a practitioner, Katie has studied under Reiki Master Kari Buzewski, Breathwork facilitators David Elliott and Erin Telford and is currently studying in more somatic, embodiment work. Grief work is also a large part of Katie’s specialty. She was inspired to move into this space through her own experience with deep grief and loss. Through her own process she realized how few grief informed and community spaces there are for grief. Her work currently is heavily focused on creating more community healing spaces for grief as well as destigmatizing our societies lack of education and care around grief.
My teaching philosophy is centered on the power of self-awareness and authenticity. I believe in the profound capacity of each individual to cultivate deep, safe spaces within themselves, freeing them from the confines of societal conditioning and expectations. Each of us possesses the innate right to discover and embrace their truest selves. In my practice, I am committed to guiding individuals on a transformative journey towards self-realization, where they can fully experience the love, freedom, and joy that they inherently deserve. Through breathwork, embodiment, reiki, and compassionate grief support, I aim to create a holistic and nurturing environment that fosters the safety and permission to help you embody your truest form.
“I was placed in the intense reigns of Charlie Sandlan. I became a better artist, actor, friend, sibling and daughter because of the studio. Even now, I crave the studio every day. What I learned is present in my work every day. I truly believe in everything they stand for.”
“Maggie taught me that I could control my work, my acting, and to throw all of the bullshit out that I had in my head about ‘what I should be doing’ and to just listen and respond honestly, in the moment. She gave me a craft. She is, quite simply put, THE BEST.”
“Maggie Flanigan taught me the true meaning of artistry, passion, and professionalism. I am certain that I continue to work as an actress because of my training with Maggie. At every audition and every performance, her guiding voice is with me. It is a gift beyond measure.”
“Maggie Flanigan has been one of the most important people in my artistic life. I want to work with Maggie trained actors. As an actor myself, she is my first source. I do not say this lightly, if you are serious about acting, and willing to work very hard, then go to Maggie.”
“Maggie helped me find my sense of truth, an actors greatest asset. Maggie is an expert at instilling that vital ingredient, which allows an actor’s potential to become limitless. My work will forever be rooted in the clarity and honesty she helped me develop.”
“After working for ten years, I did the 2 year program, and now feel that I have the tools I need to become the actor I’ve always dreamed of being. Maggie Flanigan instilled in me a clear sense of truth and a standard of perfection. I am a better actor because of this studio.”
“As an actor, the core of what you have to rely on is your sense of truth and humanity. Maggie allowed me to discover and embrace mine. Trusting my sense of humanity and truth has given me the ability to take risks in my work and my career decisions.”
“Maggie Flanigan introduced me to my own spirit and my own sense of Truth. Her passion for teaching and ability to communicate are rare gifts to any actor looking for a technique to set his or her talent free. Maggie’s voice has been the one constant guide in my career.”