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. Her credits include So You Think You Can Dance, America's Got Talent, The 2014 Gypsy Awards, and The Pulse on Tour. 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). You can also find her dancing in the movie "Supporting Characters" directed by Daniel Schechter and the newest The Neighbourhood music video, "R.I.P. 2 My Youth", directed by Hype Williams and supervising choreographer, Ian Eastwood. She was also one of ten choreographers chosen to compete in Nigel Lythgoe's new competitive choreographer show, Every Single Step.
Cat is currently on faculty at The Edge in Los Angeles, and guest teaches at studios such as Broadway Dance Center, Millennium Dance Complex (LA and Pittsburgh), Peridance and Movement Lifestyle, along with The Pulse on Tour Teacher Workshop and the 2015/2016 tour of Soul De Soul Dance Convention. Her work has been presented at The Young Choreographers Festival, Young! Tanzsommer, Sirens After Dark, Dancin' Downtown at The Joyce, Riverside Church, RAW, Dixon Place, Club Jete, Carnival and The Pulse Showcase Finale in New York City. She recently choreographed The Pulse on Tour closing number and Start to Stage (Track 2) for the 2015 season.
Cat now travels between LA and New York, as she continues to teach nationally and internationally. She is also the creator of her own dance company, catastrophe!, who placed 2nd Runner Up at the 2015 Capezio A.C.E. Awards!