Cathy’s teaching experience spans over 30 years. She has served as an instructor at California State University Fullerton and the Orange County High School for the Arts as well as at private studios in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
Cathy has studied with such noted teachers as Joe Tremaine, Hama, Gus Giordano, Savion Glover, Dianne Walker and Linda Sohl-Ellison. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from California State University Fullerton and is a graduate of the American Tap Dance Institute in Washington, D.C.
Cathy has appeared in stage shows and television specials for The Walt Disney Company including The Magic of Christmas,The Golden Horseshoe Revue and Disneyland’s 30th Birthday Celebration on NBC. Her Disney career has also taken her to Tokyo Disneyland, where she danced and sang in both English and Japanese. She has created shows and events for charities such as Mercy House, High Hopes and the Variety Club of Hollywood. She has worked with celebrities Clay Aiken, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Hector Elizondo, Art Linkletter, Joe Montana, Paige O’Hara(voice of Belle), Stepanie Block(Elphaba of Wicked,) Jody Benson (voice of Ariel), James Woods, Alan Menken (composer Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin,) Garry Marshall, Robby Benson, and the Muppets.
Cathy was a choreographer and show director for the world premiere of Disney’s Hercules in New York City, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade celebrating A Bug’s Life and the Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s European Tour. She has also directed and staged spectacular live shows at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theater in conjunction with several Disney film presentations including Toy Story and 101 Dalmatians, Pirates of the Caribbean and Lilo and Stitch.