Dance is a Sport: Katora Upchurch

Updated: Jun 4

Katora is a senior dancer in Washington, DC and is the captain of the well known and respected Lady Gems. She will be attending NC A&T in the fall where she will be a member of the Golden Delight dance team. Watch and share her story! 




Katora is a Prime-Example of excellence, determination & Grace.

Katora is a senior student-athlete at Eastern Senior High School (Washington, DC) where she is the captain of the well known & respected Lady Gems Dance team.


In this episode, Katora will not only speak about her dreams and passions when it comes to dance, but will also explain why dance is an actual sport. She is tired of dance not getting the respect it so rightfully deserves amongst the traditional sports. Dance has opened up so many avenues and opportunities for her and she’s sharing her story and advice for young aspiring dancers.


This fall (2019), Katora will be attending North Carolina A&T and will be a member of the Golden Delight dance team, following the path of former Eastern alumni and Lady Gem, KeAsiah McLaughlin. In addition, she plans on studying and pursuing a nursing degree.


Watch & follow her on IG @____queenkk____


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