Cat Cogliandro, a native of Houston, Texas, received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. Since then, she 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.
Cat 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.
Cat is currently on faculty at The Edge in Los Angelas, and Movement Lifestyle. She guest teaches at studios such as Broadway Dance Center, Millennium Dance Complex (LA and Pittsburgh), and Peridance. She also taught for The Pulse on Tour Annual Teacher Workshop, and teh 2015/2016 tour of Soul De Soul Dance Convention.
Cat's work has been presented at multiple venues in New York City and Los Angelas, including at 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).
Cat's company, catastrophe!, competed in the 2015 Capezio A.C.E. Awards, where they placed 2nd runner up.