Catherine McCarthy is a student at Eureka College and is a graduate of Peoria Ballet Academy. In her twelve years as a student at Peoria Ballet, she trained in all dance disciplines including ballet, jazz, modern, and tap. She has always had a particular affinity for tap dance and progressed through all levels in the Peoria Ballet tap program. In 2012 and 2013, she competed in the Youth America Grand Prix. Ms. McCarthy performed in twelve performances of The Nutcracker, as well as Youthful Fusion, Paquita, Art that Rocks, and many more. She is also accomplished at fencing, and enjoys martial arts, sewing, and venturing.