Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, a self-professed Military Brat and the only girl among four children Katherine’s artistic talent and passion were obvious from the start. At the age of 2 she would put on shows, singing, dancing and performing for family guests.
Katherine’s parents noticed she was having problems with coordination and balance. Upon a doctor’s recommendation she was enrolled in ballet, jazz, tap and gymnastics. Not only did she achieve balance and coordination, Katherine quickly became one of the most outstanding dancers in her school, winning numerous dance competitions while drawing comparisons to Rita Moreno.
By age 15 her on-camera talent emerged leading to a series of national commercials. At 17 she became host of a daily national variety show, simultaneously landing a recurring role in the weekly series “El Sótano”.
Before leaving the Dominican Republic she hosted “Música en 1/4 de Hora for Show Del Mediodía”, and “A MIL”, and was honored to have worked with one of the most beloved and influential personalities in the History of Dominican TV, the late Freddy Beras Goico, on his late night show “Punto Final”
Moving permanently to Los Angeles in 2007, Katherine began training with renowned acting teacher Aaron Speiser (coach for Will Smith, Gerard Butler, and Virginia Madsen, among others) and is currently a member of his Master Class.
While honing her acting skills, her love of dance and movement led her to study Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Arts), Flamenco (with Celina Zambón), and Aerial- Silk trapeze. In addition she has trained at the Millenium Dance Complex learning Hip Hop, extreme martial arts and acro gymnastics with Osei “Axé” Vita (trainer for Willow and Jaden Smith, Taylor Lautner, Trevor Jackson, among others).
Currently Katherine is broadening her range studying dialects, voice and singing with Susan Rumor (coach for Marion Cotillard in Public Enemy, among others) while preparing for her upcoming roles in “El Gallo” (filming in Santo Domingo) and “Silent Cry” (filming in San Francisco and Europe). In addition she is executive producing and acting in the independent sci-fi thriller “Subject 7”.
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