Sugarfoot Therapy creator
Katie Schaar has over a decade of experience as a Los Angeles-based professional dancer and choreographer. Her many performance and choreography credits include Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, the American Music Awards, the European Music Awards, MTV VMA’s, the BRIT Awards, the Latin Grammy’s, feature films The Muppets and Rock of Ages, P!NK’s “The Truth About Love World Tour”, P!NK’s “Beautiful Trauma World Tour”, P!NK’s “Try” Music Video, Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” music video, Katy Perry’s “Prismatic World Tour”, and the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show starring Katy Perry. With a real gift for breaking down movement, Katie has worked closely with the world’s biggest stars…Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta Jones, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Annie Lennox, Katie Holmes, Paula Abdul, David Hasselhoff, Cher, P!NK, Megan Mulally, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift. Furthermore, Katie has over 15 years of experience as a dance convention faculty member, teaching dancers of all ages all over the United States. She has a BA from Loyola Marymount University, where she studied Communications Studies and Dance. And she is the Director of Operations at MOTI Physiotherapy in Los Angeles.
Dr. Nick Cutri
PT, DPT, FAFS, CSCS – Sugarfoot Therapy creator
Dr. Nick Cutri earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California after earning his BS in Kinesiology at San Diego State University. A practitioner of functional physical therapy, he completed the Fellowship Program in Applied Functional Science with the Gray Institute for Functional Therapy. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He has extensive experience treating both amateur and professional athletes and dancers and has developed an in depth understanding and appreciation for the unique physiology and biomechanics of dancers. He is the Owner and Director of MOTI Physiotherapy in Los Angeles, where he practices as an Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapist and treats many dancers of all ages and skill levels.
Dr. Traci Ferguson
PT, DPT – Sugarfoot Therapy contributor
Dr. Traci Ferguson earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University St. Augustine for Health Science after completing her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from California State University San Marcos. Traci has a strong background in manual and orthopedic therapies, with advanced coursework on evaluation and treatment of spinal and extremity function. Traci has had clinical experience in many physical therapy settings including orthopedics, pediatrics, neurological rehabilitation with emphasis on spinal cord injuries, as well as prosthetic training for amputees. Traci aspires to focus her continuing education on increasing her knowledge on functional, developmental movements, dance medicine, and sports physical therapy. Traci has over 20 years of dance experience, with over 7 years at a competitive level, and enjoys working with professional dancers and performing artists.