Kate Bronshteyn

Ekaterina (Kate) Bronshteyn was born in Chelyabinks, Russia. Her mother enrolled her in a local ballroom dance school at age of 10 and it became her outlet to gain strength and self-confidence. She continued dancing through college, Academy of Labor and Social Relations, where she studied Economics. In 2005 she had an opportunity to moved to the United States and received the invitation to work for Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Quickly Ekaterina found herself combining teaching students to a wide range of ballroom dancing and professionally competing in both American styles: Smooth and Rhythm. The great journey allowed her be honored with multiple Top Teacher Awards and became a finalist of multiple Fred Astaire Ballroom Dance competitions. In 2014 she earned her second Bachelor degree in Psychology from Rutgers University that helped better to relate and understand the needs of the diverse population of the students. She was invited to teach at Monmouth University in 2017. Following year Ekaterina was accepted to the Masson Gross School of the Arts to pursue the MFA degree.