Katarzyna Kozak, known as Kasia, is one of the most respected dancers, choreographers and coaches in America. She has been lighting up the scene and burning up the floor since she arrived in USA as a teenager. She had already created a minor stir in Europe, where she was Poland’s National Amateur Junior Latin Dance Champion and had performed well in World Amateur events.
While attending college in California, she found herself turning professional at the tender age of eighteen dancing with Donald Johnson. It turned out to be an excellent partnership. Juggling school assignments and competition schedules, Kasia and Donald competed successfully for six years, performing and teaching in almost every state and representing the United States in competitions in Europe and Japan. Together they accumulated many prestigious titles, including Open British Rising Star Champions, Show Dance Champions, and Latin Couple of the Year.
They were featured dancers in the movie, “Dance With Me”, starring Vanessa Williams and Chayanne. Since Donald’s retirement from competitive dancing, Kasia continued her competitive carrier with Andrew Phillips and Louis Van Amstel adding quiet few prestigious titles to her resume. She captured the nationally televised Championship Ballroom Dancing title in Columbus, Ohio.
Today she is not only interested in pursuing her own dance career but she is looking to help the whole dance community. Her goal is to share her passion, her enthusiasm, and her knowledge of dance with as many people as she can. She wants to make dancing accessible to everybody and anybody that wants to dance. She is traveling throughout the country teaching high level competitors as well as their students. She is working on their technique as well as mental preparation. She is empowering and inspiring her clients. She is the master mind behind seminars for women called “High Heels Boot Camp” where she is working on making them stronger, more independent dancers as well as empowered human beings. Together with Diane Jarmolow Kasia has created “Move Like a Champion” program. This training teaches principles of dynamic alignment and functional movement through exercises and experimental anatomy. She is also an inventor of great teaching tool an “Attitude belt”. This particular device is designed to instantly bring awareness to where body should be in order to have a great posture and alignment .
Known for her spectacular technique and spitfire personality, Kasia exudes charisma and charm not only on the dance floor but also at the studio. Her love of dance is obvious to the audiences who adore her and cheer her every move. A dancer’s dancer, an audience favorite, ambitious, determined and not afraid of hard work, Kasia Kozak is one of the best in the country. Says she, “when you go out on the floor you want to win, but mostly you want to do your best and for that you have to give your all.”
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