Whilst dancing she was known as Katharina Marks, dancing the American Style Smooth with Eddie Simon and Nick Kosovich placing always as “Runners Up” around the country in the Open category and was Rising Star Champion in her early career. Some of the Highlights dancing American Style Smooth was a trip to Russia and to Vienna representing the United States.
With Paul Holmes she was invited to perform a show in the famous Nippon Budokon arena in Tokyo Japan. During a short dance career with Giampiero Giannico she was competing in the International Standard style reaching the Semi-Final Rising Star in Blackpool, placing in the Top 24 in the Open at the International, Blackpool, UK Open Championship and placing 1st in the Open to the World Rising Star in Miami, Florida.
In 2003 Katharina opens the Starlight Dance Center in Nutley, NJ and manages the studio fulltime since. Starlight Dance Center caters to dance students of all ages and levels offering five weekly Dance Socials, private lessons, group classes and Performing Arts program for children. Starlight has become one of the most successful studios around attracting top professionals anda mateurs alike with a 3600 sqft performance floor and the most beautiful studio facility.