Katja Erfurth received a nine-year dance education at the Palucca Schule Dresden, primarily in the subjects of Classical Dance, Modern Dance and New Artistic Dance with Gret Palucca. In 1990 she joined the ballet ensemble of the Saxon State Opera Dresden, which she left in 1997 to work as a freelancer. Since 1995 she has increasingly worked choreographically in various community and solo projects. In addition, she choreographs for numerous music and spoken theatre productions and holds teaching positions in the subjects movement-dance-improvisation.
She is a full member of the Saxon Academy of Arts and is also active in various professional and cultural advisory boards and juries.
As chairwoman of the board of the Villa Wigman für TANZ e.V., she has been significantly involved in recent years in the preservation of the former Wigman School, Bautzner Str. 107 in Dresden. Together with Johanna Roggan and Tobias Steiner she is part of the management team of VILLA WIGMAN, the production house for dance and other performing arts.
Katja Erfurth received the art award of the state capital Dresden in 2020.