Growing up, Kathleen was painfully shy and always danced behind closed doors, never expressing to anyone her desire to dance. Fortunately, she was recognized for her gymnastics ability at a young age and was placed on a competitive gymnastics team. The intense training and competing kept her quite busy. However, it wasn't until college that she realized her passion and started to take it very seriously enrolling in ballroom dance classes. She finally found SALSA and fell in love with the dance. In 2006 after years of training, Kat placed third at the World Salsa Championships. She is now thrilled to be a part of the La Luna family, teaching Tween/Teen Salsa.