Roma Catania, a Joffrey Chicago trainee graduate, grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma where she attended The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet. She participated in state-wide performances and demonstrations as a member of OKCB’s Youth Company. Ms. Catania performed Clara in The Nutcracker and other lead children’s roles throughout OKC’s professional seasons. During the summers of 2009-2015, Ms. Catania attended summer intensives throughout the United States including The School of American Ballet in NYC, Chicago Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and Miami City Ballet. She was a full-time student with Houston Ballet Academy prior to moving to New York to train with the Pre-Professional division of the American Ballet Theater’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School for two years. Upon graduation in 2016, Ms. Catania was accepted into the American Ballet Theater’s Studio Company. She is currently dancing as a 2019-2020 Second Company member with Kansas City Ballet.