Kathleen Marquez is originally from Paso Robles, CA. She has been dancing for 28 years. Early in her training she studied under many master teachers including Robert Schultz (Edge), Doriana Sanchez (SYTYCD and Dirty Dancing) and Bubba Carr (Cher). She performed on Royal Caribbean Cruises, for Oscar de La Hoya, and was the Sugar Plum Fairy in Nutcracker. In 2002, she was accepted into the Joffrey Ballet Trainee Program in NYC. There she studied under Franchesca Corkle. Her former dance partners also include Jesus Solorio (SYTYCD), Johnaton Ritter (Finding Neverland) and Vicente Martinez (formerly of Joffrey). Injury ended her professional career in 2003.
Kathleen has taught at many studios in California, Hawaii and Virginia. Some of her dancers have gone on to have professional careers of their own; inside dance magazine ambassadors, Latin Grammy dancers, San Diego Charger Girls, and numerous companies, industrials, commercials and music videos. This is her fifth year teaching at iDance.