Cathy trained at the Victorian College of the Arts and followed with an outstanding performing career. She was Assistant to the Director of the Australian Dance Theatre in South Australia before moving to Western Australia where she worked as Associate Artistic Director of the West Australian Ballet. Since returning to Sydney Cathy has worked with Sydney Dance Company and with Bangarra Dance Theatre as Rehearsal Director.
She has been a guest teacher for a number of companies both nationally and internationally and many training institutions over the past decade. She has held the position of committee member on the WA Ausdance committee and has been on both the Australian Dance Awards and Helpmann awards panels.