Choreographer, Teacher

New York, NY
United States


Catherine is a New York City based Ballet Instructor and Choreographer beloved by her students. She has been an educator and choreographer since 2008. Catherine is currently on faculty at several New York Private Studios and travels as a master guest teacher throughout the United States. 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 has held open classes at the legendary New York City Center Studios and has choreographed for many private studios for national competitions and concert work. Catherine’s students have been accepted into prestigious summer intensives, performing arts high schools, and have won awards for outstanding technique. 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, as well as Walnut Hill, 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 professionally with several companies in New York City including The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, where she had the honor of working with Tony Award winning Director Bartlett Sher. 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. Class Description: My classes are fast paced and challenging filled with positive reinforcement. I typically hold two hour master classes that include an hour and 15 min classical ballet class followed by 45 min of my contemporary ballet choreography. I combine various techniques to create a powerful and technically refined dancer. My classes are balanced with humor while focusing on technique, strength, musicality, and performance quality. My classes are open to everyone. Reel upon request*



Film & Television Col 1 Film & Television Col 2 Film & Television Col 3
Great Performances PBS InternationalThe Metropolitan Opera "Les Contes d'Hoffmann"Tony Award winning Director Bartlett Sher and Dou Dou Huang
Music Videos Col 1 Music Videos Col 2 Music Videos Col 3
Dead WavesFeatured in "33"New York, New York
Bridget EverettNew York, New York
Yosi HorikawaFeatured in "Stars"New York, New York
Choreography Col 1 Choreography Col 2 Choreography Col 3
Cobble Hill BalletNew York 2014-Present
Brooklyn College Prep Center, Elite Dance CentreConcert and Competition ChoreographerNew York 2014-2018
The Dance Company, Dance Progressions, CKC Dance AcademyConcert and Competition ChoreographerNew Hampshire 2007, 2009-2011
Dance Col 1 Dance Col 2 Dance Col 3
New York City Center Studios, Exit 12 Dance Company, Neville Dance Theatre, Mitzi Company DanceMitzi Adams, Roman Baca, Brenda NevilleNew York, New York 2011-2013
The Metropolitan Opera Ballet"Les Contes d'Hoffmann" Tony Award Winner Bartlett Sher and Dou Dou HuangNew York, New York 2009-2010
The Metropolitan Opera Ballet"Attila" Company Classes by Marina Stavitsky and Gelsey Kirkland Costumes by PRADANew York, New York 2009-2010
Eastern CT Ballet, Premiere Dance TheatreAdam Miller, Alla NikitinaConnecticut 2007-2009
Teaching Col 1 Teaching Col 2 Teaching Col 3
Master Guest Ballet TeacherUSA 2008-Present
Cobble Hill Ballet, Encore Dance Academy,Ballet, Pointe, Adult Classes, Modern, Improv, Creative Movement, Privates, CoachingBrooklyn, Long Island 2014-Present
New York City Center StudiosOpen Adult Modern and Ballet ClassesNew York, New York 2017
Brooklyn College, Central Queens Y, Elite Dance CentreBallet, Pointe, Adult Classes, Modern, Creative Movement, Improv, Privates, CoachingNew York 2014-2017
Print Col 1 Print Col 2 Print Col 3
Public BodiesMatt GrangerNew York, New York
"Sculpt"Alberto Maria ColumboNew York, New York
Vice MagazineAlan YeeMexico City
PhotodotKen Sanghyuk YoonKorea
The New York TimesNew York, New York
Training Col 1 Training Col 2 Training Col 3
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Teacher WorkshopMarcia Dale Weary and Darla HooverPennsylvania 2018
ABT (not certified)Teacher Training Pre- Primary through Level 3New York, New York 2011
The Hartt School BFA in Dance PerformanceAdam Miller, Susan Brooker, Alla Nikitina, Hilda Morales, Peggy LymanConnecticut 2004-2008
Boston Ballet, Walnut Hill, CPYB, Ballet Workshop of New EnglandPatricia Barker, Truman Finney, Jacqueline CronsbergNew England 2000-2004
Mary McCarthy and Barbara MullenNew Hampshire 1990-2004
Other Col 1 Other Col 2 Other Col 3
Legacy Dance CompetitionJudge
Ballet Arts Review
New York Times
Scholarship RecipientThe Hartt School
American Academy of Dance2 Gold with Distinction and 1 Silver with Distinction
RAD ExaminationsCompleted and passed Pre-Primary-Intermediate examinations
Skills Col 1 Skills Col 2 Skills Col 3
Classical Ballet, Contemporary BalletRoyal Academy of Dance, Vaganova, Balanchine style, Bournonville, Checcetti
More Than Just Great Dancing Syllabus
Modern, ImprovGraham, Humphrey, Horton
Special Needs
Competition Judging and Competition Coaching
Classical Jazz, Musical Theatre
Creative Dance, Adult Classes


Age Range