The concept for The Posh Plum started when the Owners, Hollie and Katie, realized the need for a dancewear store and children's boutique in the New Braunfels area. Their goal was to open a store that provided a wide variety of dancewear styles and brands to accommodate all of the local dance studios and teams, as well as a fun eclectic selection of children's clothing in various styles to meet the wants and needs of the customer. Both Hollie and Katie are excited to be serving the community with their combined knowledge in dancewear and children's clothing needs. They are very excited for their recent move to the Gruene Historic District, and can't wait to serve the New Braunfels community and the out-of-town visitors that help our city thrive!
Katie Kolinek is from Friendswood, Texas, where she began her dance training at the age of 5. She trained under several superior instructors at Dance Expressions, under the direction of Jennifer Smith. At Dance Expressions Katie was trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Pointe, and Technique. She also had the opportunity to train under the late Steven Boyd while attending this studio. In high school, Katie continued her dance education when she was selected as a member of the Friendswood High School Wranglerettes. Her first year on the team she was selected to be a member of the Wranglerettes’ elite dance ensemble, Dream, and was a member of this ensemble for all three years that she was a member on the team. She was also selected to be a dance officer under the title of Deputy her Junior year, and Grand Marshal her Senior year. Katie was also a member of Friendswood High School’s elite musical chorus for four years, and was selected for a scholarship. Through performing in these muscials, Katie had the opportunity to perform at the Tommy Tune awards in Houston. Following high school, Katie was selected to be a member of the Kilgore College Rangerettes, and continued her dance education at Kilgore College. Her Freshman year on the team, she was selected by her peers and directors to be Sergeant, and went on to be selected to be Right End Lieutenant her Sophomore year. Katie was able to broaden her dance education during her time at Kilgore, and now has training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Dance/Drill Technique. Following her education at Kilgore College, where she received her Associate’s in Science, Katie attended Texas State University. She graduated from Texas State with a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Consumer Science in Nutrition in Dietetics.
Teaching and sharing her love of dance has always been a passion of Katie’s. She began teaching and choreographing at the age of 18, and continues to do so today. She has used this passion to open her own studio, and develop a fun, challenging, and educational curriculum for the studio’s classes. Katie still enjoys teaching at her studio, and helping her students develop their own love of dance. Katie and her husband, Travis, have two children, Andrew and Adelyn, and they enjoy spending time with them and traveling as a family. Katie is also very excited to be providing local dancers and children with a great variety of dancewear and children's clothing. It is her passion to serve others in any capacity, and she has thoroughly enjoyed doing so through Posh In Gruene.
Hollie grew up in Houston where she began her study of dance at the age of 3. She studied dance under Margo Marshall, Gilbert Rome and Freddy Franklin while dancing with the City Ballet of Houston (formerly Greater Houston Civic Ballet Company). Hollie performed in numerous ballet productions and toured all over Texas with The Nutcracker for several seasons including two seasons in her favorite role of Clara. In high school, she became a drill team officer and was part of the elite competition team in jazz, kick, and lyrical. Hollie was also a part of musical theater in high school. She danced and sang in the musicals Oklahoma, Mame, Amahl and the Night Visitor, and had the lead role in My One and Only. From there she went on to graduate Cum Laude from Texas Christian University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education/Child Studies. While in college she continued her voice training and also choreographed and performed various musical and dance numbers for her sorority. After college, Hollie taught 1st grade in Houston, Texas in Spring Branch ISD for four years. She taught ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical dance at Stephanie’s Dance Studio One in Katy, Texas from 2002-2006. She taught students ages 3 through adult. Hollie also co-directed and choreographed The Nutcracker Ballet production in 2003 and 2005 where she also was a featured soloist. She took numerous dance teams to competition where students won performance awards, and she won choreography awards. Hollie moved to New Braunfels in 2006 and taught various elementary grades at Lamar Elementary from 2006-2015. She has also taught ballet at the New Braunfels YMCA. Hollie is also involved in musical theatre here in town. She was in the dance ensemble in New Braunfels Theatre Company’s White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street where she also served as co-choreographer. Most recently, Hollie was the dance choreographer for Circle Arts Theatre’s 2014 production of Music Man and the 2015 production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Teaching dance is one of her favorite things to do. She is on staff at Illusion Dance Center and teaches many different ages and styles and coaches two competition teams. Hollie has three dancing daughters. Two of them dance on competition teams at Illusion Dance Center and her oldest daughter is a member of the 2015-2016 TCU Showgirls dance team in Fort Worth. Her husband scouts for the Detroit Tigers baseball team. Hollie hopes to share her love of the arts and children learning and growing with the New Braunfels community by providing the best service, knowledge, and products available.