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, 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," 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 Los Angeles and teaches weekly at Movement Lifestyle, as well as pop up classes at studios such as Millennium Dance Complex, Edge, ImmaSpace, Peridance and Broadway Dance Center. You can find her on the road teaching for Celebrity Dance Convention, and has also taught for programs such as 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. #WerkYourQuirk is a movement that celebrates uniqueness.
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.