After meeting The Young Americans during a visit to the U.S. with her Australian dance company, Kat moved to the U.S. to join the organization as its first Australian member. Kat spent several years touring with the organization throughout the U.S. in addition to participating in the first international tours to Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
Kat then began managing the main offices of The Young Americans; heading up the administration and logistics of YA projects and events. In 2002, she was integral in helping establish The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts in Corona, California. After completing her business degree at California State University, Long Beach, Kat took full charge of the college program as the Vice President of Administration and Academic Programs.