Born and raised in Fremont, California, Katrina Jo began modeling and dancing at the age of three. Over the course of the next fifteen years she trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern and Hip-Hop dance styles at a premier performing arts studio in Northern California. Her talent and abilities were quickly recognized, earning her national awards including “Ms. Teen Dance”, “Ms. Dance USA” in addition to several for her choreography.
In 2006, Katrina earned a spot with the San Diego Charger Girls where she performed for three seasons while serving as team captain and Pro Bowl nominee for two seasons. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2009, Katrina was selected as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team where she would remain for four seasons - leading the team as one of their captains for two. Simultaneously Katrina brought her skills to bear by choreographing for other southern California dance teams including the San Diego Charger Girls, Los Angeles Clippers Spirit, UCLA, Golden Hawks, UC Riverside, Los Gatos Dance Company, Dana Hills High School in addition to countless dance studios. Her prowess and public profile made her a desirable judge for dance competitions such as the Pro Cheer Competition, Jam Fest Japan and MOVE Productions.
Sports and competitive dance aside, Katrina’s dance background has also made her a sought after talent by many top performing artists and television studios. Having signed with Los Angeles based BLOC Dance Agency in 2004, she has been featured in a bevy of television shows, commercials and ad campaigns while also performing with the likes of Drake, Rihanna, GooGoo Dolls, Kaskade, T.I., Ludacris, Mariah Carey, Missy Elliot, The Pussycat Dolls and others. After increasing her public profile Katrina was able to successfully leverage her stunning African American and Filipino features for the face of the 2011 American Idol Campaign, ONZIE, FinishLine, Aldo, La Rue, NVR Strings, QVC, ArtistiCreation and various calendars throughout her Charger Girl career.
Outside of her extensive experience in the entertainment industry Katrina also wields a healthy entrepreneurial spirit. She is the owner of her own promotional model and dancer company called GlamGirlsLA and co-founder of Women of POW - a networking organization which links top women of the industry to come together and empower one another. When she’s not helming these roles, Katrina Jo is a part of the Entertainment Marketing and Digital Marketing world. She is the Key Account Manager for Hennessy VSOP Privilege in Los Angeles where she facilitates celebrity outreach and brand events and has also recently started her own Digital Marketing company.