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, Al Blackstone, Tyce Diorio, Ian Eastwood, Brian Friedman, Talia Favia, Mike Esperanza, Jason Gorman, Juliette Irons, Sophia Stoller, Sonya Tayeh, Teddy Tedholm and Andrew Winghart. She was one of the featured "From Stage to Studio" teachers in Dance Teacher Magazine (Dec 2014), was named one of Dance Spirit Magazine's "Fresh Voices: 13 of the Dance World's Hottest Young Choreographers" (Nov 2014) and was one of the featured "Dancers With Degrees" in Dance Spirit Magazine (Sept 2015). 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." 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.
Cat is a Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD) Certified dance instructor and is extremely passionate about the organization (founded by Leslie Scott.) She is currently on faculty at The Relativity School and Movement Lifestyle in Los Angeles and guest teaches at studios such as Broadway Dance Center, Millennium Dance Complex (LA and Pittsburgh), Edge, ImmaSpace and Peridance. Cat continues to visit studios nationally and internationally to teach and choreograph award winning competition pieces. She has taught at programs such as the Joffrey West Summer Intensive, The Los Angeles Dance Festival, The Pulse on Tour Teacher Workshop, Open Call and SouldeSoul Dance Convention, and will be exclusively teaching for Celebrity Dance Convention in 2017. Her work has been presented at The Young Choreographers Festival, Young! Tanzsommer, Sirens After Dark, The Joyce, The Riverside Church, RAW NYC, Dixon Place, Club Jete, Carnival, The Pulse Showcase Finale in New York City and the Los Angeles Dance Festival. She also choreographed The Pulse on Tour Closing Number (2014) and Start to Stage (Track 2) for the 2015 season. She was also a judge for Dance Mom's and is also known for her
Cat is the creator of her own dance company, CATASTROPHE!, who placed 2nd Runner Up at the 2015 Capezio A.C.E. Awards in 2016. They performed in the Los Angeles Dance Festival in 2017 and were featured in DUELLE's music video "Louder" releasing summer 2017.