Meet Luvabull Catherine R
Hi, I'm 22 years old, I am a full-time student at DePaul University, originally from Palatine, Illinois and my friends call me Cat.
Since the age of four I have taken tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop and tumbling classes at various dance studios. In junior high school I was also on a competition dance teams known as the Palatine Strutters. We traveled all over for different competitions and even competed in Orlando, Florida at the Wide World of Sports. In high school I was on the cheerleading team at St. Viator High School. By my senior year I was captain of the varsity team. I also cheered in college on a co-ed all-star team.
You never know where life is going to take you, but to know that I am happy and enjoying whatever I am doing is definitely my lifetime goal.
Three words that describe me are
Unique, vivacious, honest
Quote to live by
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me."
My pet peeve
When people chew their gum loudly
My claim to fame is...
Being a Luvabull!
Most people don't know this about me...
I have an internal compass so I know what direction I am facing at all times.
Years on the squad
Why I chose to be a Luvabull
It has been a dream of mine my whole life.
Any and all movies with Brad Pitt
I'd like to think I'm funny
Book I'm reading now
Something Blue—Emily Griffin
Favorite type of music
All types but mostly alternative
How do friends see you (three words)
Loyal, insightful, exciting
My proudest accomplishment to date is
When I went to Denver, Colorado for a Catholic Heart Mission Trip in 2003, where we helped repair houses in under privileged communities. It was definitely a humbling experience and one of my proudest moments.
What is the best gift you have ever received?
Being blessed with a family that is always there for me and supports me in everything I do
Owning and running my own gymnastics and dance studio
Advice to young dancers
When I was little I wanted to be part of the Junior Luvabull organization, unfortunately I never got the opportunity. I vowed that I would be a Luvabull when I grew up, and I did. Follow your dreams and never let anyone get you down. Dreams do come true.