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Cat is an educator and choreographer who works nationally and internationally to "help people find a better understanding of themselves through dance." In the states, you can find them guest teaching classes at Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, Genesis, and on the road with HEAT Convention & Competition. Cat has taught at Hussian College (formerly Relativity School), The Joffrey West Summer Intensive, Joffrey Spectrum Summer Intensive, and The Los Angeles Dance Festival, as well as international dance camps in Brazil, Poland, Israel, Ukraine, India, and more. They have also teamed up with clinical psychologist, Dr. Christina Donaldson, to create a dance + self-esteem dance workshop called Soul Meets Body, and are also the co-creator, in collaboration with Gabriel Braga and Mariana Feitosa, of SoulSync, a self-love dance workshop that takes place in Brazil. Cat is the director of The Dance Safe, an organization that advocates for survivors of abuse in dance, with heavy focus on education and consultation for those seeking the creation of safer dance spaces.
Mx. Cogliandro is driven by a deep passion for art, expression, freedom, and love. They believe in living life authentically and inspiring others to do the same, particularly the youth, encouraging them to embrace their true selves fearlessly. As a passionate educator, dancer, choreographer, and advocate, Cat is dedicated to creating safer and more inclusive spaces within the dance community, promoting a culture of acceptance and empowerment. Their dance company, cat.astrophe!, also aims to promote the power and necessity of advocacy through art. With a unique choreographic style that combines quirky and powerful movements, Cat uses their work to address relevant social issues and challenge societal norms. Through their performances, they hope to spark conversations, provoke thoughts, and inspire positive change.