Katrina

  • Season on the team: Rookie
  • Hometown: Saint Charles, IL
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Loyola University Chicago
  • Occupation: Corporate Accounts Sales Consultant for Staples, Inc.
  • Most Odd Job You Had: A Beer Maid at an Oktoberfest event
  • First Dance Job: NFL Cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs
  • One Interesting Fact: I have a sphynx cat named Jasmine

My Favorites

  • Favorite Food: Mexican food
  • Favorite Quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us: it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -Marianne Williamson
  • Favorite TV Show: Queer Eye
  • Favorite Movie "One Liner": “Say hello to my little friend.”
  • Favorite Song: “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
  • Favorite place to eat in Chicago: Giordano’s

Getting to know Katrina:

  • Scariest Moment on Court: My first time performing on the Bulls court during Preseason!
  • If you had your own Dance Move what would it be called; Explain: It would be called the “Split Dab”.. the popularly known “dab”, but going the extra mile by jumping into the splits for dramatic effect.. LOL.
  • Heels or Gym Shoes: I’m more passionate about heels.
  • Pet Peeve: Judgmental, closed-minded people bother me.
  • Craziest Ambition: I have a dream goal to become the Director of a professional dance team in the NBA or NFL.
  • Craziest place you’ve visited or most adventurous: The farthest I’ve traveled was to London, England and I went there twice in one year!
  • Perfect First Date: I would be perfectly happy talking and laughing over tapas and live music.

Fun Facts:

  • I coached a high school dance team for 5 years
  • I’m 100% Polish
  • I’m a leftie
  • I was a part of Oprah Winfrey’s 24th Season Kickoff Block Party Flash Mob with the Black Eyed Peas

Katrina's Workout:

  • Outside of rehearsal, my workouts include lifting weights 3 times a week. I like to follow a circuit in the gym and change up what exercises and weights I’m using. I also start and finish with 10-20 minutes on the Stairmaster! Stretching before and after every workout is important to me as well.

Background art by Kate Lewis - @kate.lynn.lewis