Kat Arias
Falls Church, VA
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Kat Arias

Kat A.

Falls Church, VA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Kat Arias is a Venezuelan born dancer who is currently the Owner and Managing Director of the Ferocity Dance Company. Ferocity houses multiple bachata focused competitive and performing teams, and has won various accolades throughout the years. Her vision was to have a company where anyone who wanted to be family, could be.

She is a Bachata Fusion dancer with specializations in Fusion, Modern and Sensual Bachata and is available for private lessons and coaching for everyone from the social and wedding dance student to aspiring competitors and performers.

About Kat A.

Kat Arias is a Venezuelan born dancer who came to the United States at the age of six. At the age of 22, she found the world of Latin dancing, and she started training in Ballroom under the direction of Genya Bartashevich. At the age of 25 she became one of the Owners of the Élan DanceSport Center, and helped with directing a local performance group. Following Élan’s closure in 2011, Kat created the Ferocity Dance Company in May of 2012, where she is currently the Owner and Managing Director. Ferocity houses multiple bachata focused competitive and performing teams, and has won various accolades throughout the years. Her vision was to have a company where anyone who wanted to be family, could be.

Although she focuses on Bachata fusion in her original choreographies, she does what she can to travel and receive training in order to maintain well versed in the many styles of Bachata that exist. She has received Level 1 certifications from Korke & Judith from Spain as well as Alex & Desiree from New York in their respective styles. In addition to running her teams and studio, she is the organizer of the annual Masters of Bachata Takeover weekender events and teaches various styles of Bachata at different Congresses, Festivals and special events on the National, and International level.

She is a multi-world championship winning choreographer and a world finalist herself, and is in love with the art of teaching and dancing Bachata. She believes the first step is the hardest step and looks forward to helping her students along their dance journey!

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Experience

Owner & Director
May 2012 - Present

Ferocity Dance Company

The Ferocity Dance Company was founded in 2012 and focuses on Bachata Fusion pieces: mixing ballroom as well as other dance styles with Bachata to create a distinct viewpoint and style. The Ferocity Dance Company houses two Ladies teams, a student performance group, a competitive group, and the Professional Company. We offer group classes, private lessons, special events and workshops.

Managing Owner
Apr 2010 - Feb 2012

Capital Ballroom LLC (Elan DanceSport Center)

Open International Style Ballroom studio featuring group classes, private lessons, special events and membership options for its dancers.

Education

B.A. in Art & Visual Technology
Sep 2003 - Dec 2007

George Mason University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Alex & Desiree Bachata Certification Course
Nov 2016

Traditional Bachata by Alex & Desiree

Certified by NY Based Alex & Desiree in their style of Traditional Bachata.
Level 1: Bachata Sensual
Sep 2015

Bachata Sensual by Korke & Judith

Certified by the creators of the Spain based style of Bachata Sensual.

Awards

2018 World Professional Same Gender Bachata Couple Runners Up
Dec 2018

World Latin Dance Cup

2018 World Professional Ladies Bachata Team Champions
Dec 2018

World Latin Dance Cup

2018 World Professional Bachata Team Champions
Dec 2018

World Latin Dance Cup

2018 World Professional Bachata Soloist Finalist
Dec 2018

World Latin Dance Cup

2018 Professional Bachata Team Champions`
Jul 2018

Ultimate Latin Dance Championship

2017 World Professional Bachata Team Champions
Dec 2017

World Latin Dance Cup

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