Cathy Colbert started her career in entertainment as a professional ballet dancer after a scholarship to Butler University where she graduated cum laude with a BFA in Dance Performance in 2000. After graduation, Cathy danced all over the country including with San Diego Ballet, Atlantic Southeast Ballet, and as a soloist with Nevada Ballet Theatre. Ms. Colbert has danced leading roles in Nutcracker, Giselle, Swan Lake, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cinderella, Balanchine’s Serenade, Rubies, and Who Cares?, as well as ballets by leading contemporary choreographers such as Val Caniparoli and Twyla Tharp.
She has acted as the ballet mistress for Chula Vista School Corporation Magnet Arts Program in San Diego and a guest teacher for numerous schools in San Diego, Las Vegas, and Lafayette, Indiana. Most notably, Ms. Colbert has been a dance captain for the largest show production in Las Vegas: Donn Arden’s “Jubilee!” for the past 5 years where she has been recognized repeatedly for her technique, stage presence, teaching, and leadership abilities. She is excited to share her knowledge and passion of dance with her students to further their technical and artistic abilities.