Catherine is a New York City based Ballet Instructor, Guest Teaching Artist, and Choreographer. Catherine has been certified in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) since 2020. She has been an instructor for over fourteen years and specializes in Classical Ballet, Pointe/Variations, Choreography, PBT, and Contemporary Ballet. Catherine travels as a guest teaching artist during the summers and has brought her innovative classes, workshops, and choreography to all ages throughout the United States and Bermuda. She has been invited by studios across the US to choreograph/coach for concert pieces, commercial competitions, and ballet competitions including the Youth America Grand Prix.
In 2018, Catherine continued her pedagogy education at the renowned Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s Teacher Workshop, led by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary and Associate Artistic Director Darla Hoover. Catherine’s students have been accepted into prestigious summer intensives, performing arts high schools, University dance ensembles and programs. Many have won awards for outstanding technique, and have gone on to teach and dance professionally.
Classical and Contemporary Ballet Workshop (CCBW) is one of the five workshops Catherine has created; Classical Ballet Workshop, Classical Ballet & Pointe Workshop, Pointe & Variations Workshop, and Contemporary Ballet & Improv Workshop. CCBW being the most popular, consists of classical ballet, improv, mindfulness, and contemporary choreography that has been taught across the US. CPYB, RAD, and Vaganova syllabi have been inspirations for the creation of these workshops.
Catherine was classically trained in New Hampshire under the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus completing pre-primary through intermediate examinations. Presented by Mignon Furman, Catherine received Silver and Gold with Distinction medals from the American Academy of Dance Performance Awards. She continued her training under the Vaganova syllabus with Mary McCarthy. Catherine spent summers training at Walnut Hill, Ballet Workshop of New England, Boston Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.
She was a scholarship recipient under the direction of Peggy Lyman, to attend The Hartt School and holds a BFA in Dance Performance. Catherine has danced principal and soloist roles in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Graduation Ball, Paquita, Pas de Quatre, Don Quixote, Serenade, and Cinderella, as well as many original contemporary pieces. Catherine has danced professionally with several companies including Adams Company Dance (CT), Eastern Connecticut Ballet (CT), Neville Dance Theatre (NYC), Exit12 Dance Company (NYC), and The Metropolitan Opera Ballet (NYC).
Catherine has also appeared in magazines, music videos and tv/film internationally. Some credits include; The New York Times, PRADA, Yosi Horikawa, Great Performances PBS, Vice Magazine Mexico City, and Photo Dot South Korea.