Cathleen McClendon is the Owner and Director of Starz Choice Dance Academy. She is also an instructor at the Academy and a choreographer for the Competition Team, winning high point and choreography awards at National Dance Competitions. In addition to teaching dance, Cathleen has taught pre-school and worked for the Sarasota County School Board for ten years. She has been the Dance Instructor and Choreographer at the Venice Theatre Summer Camp for the past 10 years.
Cathleen has taken classes from many well known choreographers including Frank Hatchett, Sheila Barker, Pamela Bowling, Rhonda Miller, Randy Alaire, Keith Clifton, Carol Connors, Dave Carter, Christian Vincent, Jackie Sleight and Scott Fowler.
Cathleen has choreographed and performed for the Venice Theatre, the Miss Sun Fiesta Pageant, the Venice Concert Band, the Sarasota County Arts Festival and the Sarasota Players where she performed in a special celebration of Tap and Swing with the 42nd Street Band. Some of her other credits include the Mardi Gras Party for the Sarasota French Film Festival, Marston Recording Company's New Artist CD Release Party and Music Video, and the National Dance Video for Oxy Chem Corporation in Dallas, Texas.