Katya is thirteen years old and in the eighth grade. She started as a gymnast and dancer but eventually had to make a choice between the two. She began taking classes at the Salt Creek Ballet at the age of four. In 2009, she began dancing competitively with Expression Dance Company. She also took Miss Kate’s Friday open classes and fell in love with Miss Kate’s choreography. Katya was inspired to dance by her mom, who danced her entire life. Katya would like to thank Miss Kate and all of her past instructors for making her a better and more disciplined dancer.