Cat Cogliandro, born and raised in Houston, Texas, received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. Since then, Cat has worked with choreographers such as Cherice Barton, Al Blackstone, Tyce Diorio, Mike Esperanza, Jason Gorman, Juliette Irons, Sonya Tayeh, Teddy Tedholm, Jaci Royal 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). She can be seen dancing in The Neighbourhood music video, “R.I.P. 2 My Youth”, directed by Hype Williams and supervising choreographer, Ian Eastwood. Cat was also one of ten choreographers chosen to compete in Nigel Lythgoe’s new competitive choreographer show, Every Single Step, on Verizon’s Go90 app.
Cat is currently on faculty at The Edge in Los Angeles and Movement Lifestyle, and guest teaches at studios such as Broadway Dance Center, Millennium Dance Complex (LA and Pittsburgh) and Peridance, along with Celebrity Dance Convention. Her work has been presented at multiple venues in New York City and Los Angeles, including shows such as Carnival, Club Jete, Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce, The Young Choreographers Festival and The Pulse on Tour, where she choreographed the closing number (2014) and the Start to Stage Track 2 (2015). Her company, CATASTROPHE!, placed 2nd Runner Up at the 2015 Capezio A.C.E. Awards, and are now working on organizing a national workshop tour.