Catherine Bartels Cogil
Originally from Clinton, Iowa, Catherine began her dance training at the age of 3 under the direction of Linda Luckstead at Carousel School of Dance. At the age of 13 she became a soloist with the Gateway Contemporary Ballet Company performing as Alice in Alice in Wonderland, Princess Aurora and the Diamond Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, and a step-sister in Cinderella. She received a ballet scholarship from Fhinis Jhung and David Howard in NYC and attended Philadelphia College of Performing Arts.
Catherine was the owner and Artistic Director of Catherine’s Center of Dance in Scottsdale, AZ from 1995-2009. She has choreographed for high school musicals and the “Make a Wish Ball”. She is a guest choreographer for the Gateway Contemporary Ballet Company in Iowa and a member of the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, where she holds a certificate of Dance Education. Catherine has participated in and won a Ballroom and Latin dance competition at a bronze level. She has three daughters and a son and is very excited to bring her love for dance and teaching to the Stoughton Center for the Performing Arts.