Cat Cogliandro, born and raised in Houston, Texas, received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. Since then, Cat has worked with creators such as Cherice Barton, Phillip Chbeeb, Tyce Diorio, Ian Eastwood, Mike Esperanza, Jason Gorman, Juliette Irons, Sophia Stoller, Megan Lawson, Sonya Tayeh, and Andrew Winghart. She has been featured in Dance Spirit Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Dance Informa, SDvoyger, and has been a guest on DanceSpeak Podcast, WeirdAdults and Barrretender Podcast. Cat was a featured dancer in the movie "Supporting Characters," directed by Daniel Schechter, and danced in The Neighbourhood music video, "R.I.P. 2 My Youth", directed by Hype Williams and supervising choreographer, Ian Eastwood. She was also the assistant choreographer to Ian in Trevor Wesley's Official 360 Music Video "Chivalry is Dead," a choreographer for an episode of "Alone Together" on Freeform, and Eva Gutoski's (@mylifeaseva) music video "Dance As A Distraction."
Cat was one of ten choreographers chosen to compete in Nigel Lythgoe's first season of a competitive choreographer show on Go90, Every Single Step, where she made it to the final four.
Cat is currently based in New York City, where she teaches permanent classes at Broadway Dance Center and Peridance, but travels to Los Angeles often where she teaches at studios such as Movement Lifestyle, Millennium Dance Complex and ImmaSpace. You can find her on the road teaching for Celebrity Dance Convention, and has also taught for Studio School (formerly Relativity School), The Joffrey West Summer Intensive, The Los Angeles Dance Festival, The Pulse on Tour Teacher Workshop, Open Call, and SouldeSoul Dance Convention. She continues to travel nationally and internationally to "help people find a better understanding of themselves through dance" and has just teamed up with a clinical psychologist to create the first ever dance + self-esteem getaway called Soul Meets Body. She is also the co-creator of SoulSync which takes place in Brazil.
Ms. Cogliandro has a passion for art and expression. For freedom and love! For living an unapologetic life of happiness. As she navigates though her own wild adventures of triumph and failure, she hopes to inspire others to do the same (especially the youth) and to do so fearlessly. Her dance company, CATASTROPHE!, also aims to promote the power (and necessity) of self-love and self-worth. They placed second runner up at 2015 Capezio ACE Awards and have been seen performing in shows in Los Angeles, New York, Brazil, and Korea.
Watch a video of them here.