Kat Carlson

Kat CarlsonKat Carlson is joining the Italia Performing Arts team in 2020 to teach Lyrical Dance and Ballet Essentials in Winchester.

Kat studied ballet and lyrical dance at the Vostrikov’s Academy of Ballet in Winchester, VA for ten years. She went on to study massage, graduating from the Virginia School of Massage in Charlottesville, VA in 2005. Fascinated by anatomy, physiology, and the body’s ability to heal through movement and touch, Kat began to study functional and integrated movement. She started training to become a Pilates instructor with Michelle Dowell at Pilates Connection in 2014. Kat completed her teachers training in 2016 and became a certified Pilates instructor through the Pilates Method Alliance in 2017.

Kat continues to study primal movement, breath work, and the neuromyofascial web. She brings her deep knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, and the mind-body connection to her dance teaching. She has a passion for helping others and showing them how strength and mobility can lead to ease of movement, flow, and creativity. She is excited to be joining and training with Lorenza and her talented staff.