Catie is a world-renowned flexibility and contortion instructor based in San Francisco, California. She began her training at Dance and Circus Arts of Tampa Bay at the age of 11, learning from Debra Brown (renowned choreographer, Cirque du Soleil) and internationally acclaimed contortionist Laurence Racine.
Upon moving to San Francisco, Catie trained with acrobatics legend Master Lu Yi at the San Francisco Circus Center, and Mongolian contortionist Serchmaa Byamba. Soon after, Catie performed in countless shows across North America, with companies including Quixotic, Circus Bella, Trapeze World and New Pickle Circus.
For the last eight years, Catie has honed her skills as an instructor, and developed a thriving and entirely unique contortion program at Circus Center in San Francisco. In 2013 Catie established the Contortion Intensive, a one of a kind intensive summer training program specifically for contortionists.
Today, her highly personalized, safe and effective techniques attract students from all over the world. Throughout her career Catie has been passionate about teaching the art of contortion, while inspiring people to push the limits of what their bodies can do.