About Kat Arias
Kat Arias is a professional Bachata Choreographer, Dancer and Instructor of Peruvian and Venezuelan descent currently based out of the Washington DC Metropolitan area. She found the world of Ballroom dancing at the age of 22 and became one of the owners of the Élan DanceSport Center at 25. At this studio, she used to help a local performance group focused in Bachata which is where her love for the performing art of Bachata grew; having fallen in love with the genre, and following this studio's closure, Kat created the Ferocity Dance Company in May of 2012 where she has been the Owner and Managing Director ever since.
The Ferocity Dance Company houses multiple Bachata focused competitive and performing teams, and has won various accolades throughout the years including multiple world championship titles. Her vision was to have a company that was not only focused on technique and learning, but that could also provide a space for anyone that needed somewhere that allowed them the freedom to find and be their authentic and true selves as they navigate through the art of dance.
A Fusion Bachata artist herself, she travels and receives training in order to maintain well versed in other Bachata styles. In addition to running her teams and studio, she teaches various styles of Bachata at different Congresses, Festivals and special events on the National, and International level. She is dedicated to creating opportunities for high quality learning - it remains the driving force behind her workshops and events and she hopes to inspire and connect with people everywhere she goes.
Private Lesson Rates
"When a dancer comes onstage, he is not just a blank slate that the choreographer has written on.
Behind him he has all the decisions he has made in life. Each time, he has chosen, and in what he is onstage, you see the result of those choices. You are looking at the person he is, and the person who, at this point,
he cannot help but be. Exceptional dancers, in my experience, are also exceptional people, people with
an attitude toward life, a kind of quest,
and an internal quality. They know who they are,
and they show this to you, willingly."
Owner & Director
at Ferocity Dance Company
Bachata Sensual by Korke & Judith
September 18th, 2015
Alex & Desiree Bachata Certification Course
November 6th, 2016
Kat Arias is Available For:
Social Dance Demos
Wedding Dance Choreography