Katt Baumgartner

Katt BaumgartnerDance Plus Instructor

Katt Baumgartner is a professional ballroom dancer, competitor, choreographer, and instructor who loves to share her passion for dance with you. Ranked as the No. 1 Top Female Teacher in Global DanceSport Series and the No. 5 Top Female Teacher in World DanceSport Series Katt has the experience and skill to allow you to reach your fullest dance potential.

As her student, Katt is committed to helping you make real progress while enjoying your dance experience. Whether you’re learning how to dance for the first time or dusting off your old dancing shoes to brush up on your skills, put yourself in the hands of a dedicated dancer and teacher.

Katt BaumgartnerAs an established competitive dancer and choreographer, she has appeared on “So You Think You Can Dance?” She served as a coach for Drew Lachey for the All Star season of “Dancing with the Stars.” She also has worked with renowned performers such as Cate Blanchett in the film “Carol.”

Katt can provide you with professional instruction in a number of dance styles, but specializes in ballroom dance. Her lessons cover the ballroom dancing styles of international Latin, international standard, American rhythm, and American smooth.

In addition, Katt is proud to use her gifts to help students flourish as they learn to dance. For more than 12 years, she has instructed students of all ages. Her classes teach everything from entry-level steps to the most advanced techniques.


Katt spent more than ten years as a member of the Dayton Ballet’s pre-professional company. While dancing with the Dayton Ballet, she appeared in performances of The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Peter and the Wolf, and other productions.

Katt BaumgartnerBesides ballet and ballroom dance, Katt’s abilities include modern, jazz, Hindi, musical theater, and Middle Eastern belly dance.
With such a wide-ranging dance background, it’s little surprise that she has appeared on local morning shows on ABC22 and FOX45, where she provided recaps for the popular programs “Dancing With the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”


Charitable Work

Katt has often used her dancing ability to give back to the community. The charitable groups to which she has donated her time and talents include Habitat for Humanity, The Other Place, PFLAG, American Heart Association Heart Ball, Clothes That Work, The Opera Guild, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and A Special Wish Foundation.


 Katt-BaumgartnerIf you’re looking for a competitive dance coach, do you know what kind of background might best serve your interests?
Perhaps you’d like a coach who has experienced the thrills of competition–as well as the agonies of defeat–for herself.
As a dancer who competes in the Professional American Smooth circuit, Katt Baumgartner understands the current ballroom dancing field. She has placed in Smooth finals on multiple occasions and has also placed twice as an Open Professional Rising Star Latin finalist.
In addition, Katt has dazzled while performing with local celebrity students in Dancing With the Dayton Stars, and is proud to be a five-time champion of this competition.?


Katt’s Latest Videos

Dance Plus Ballroom
2014 Spring Jamboree
Cowboy Polka
Eric Leininger & Katt Baumgartner
Dance Plus Ballroom
32 Year Anniversary Show
Jeff Goltiao & Katt Baumgartner

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