Cathy Brimley began dancing at the age of 8 from Ballet West’s Bene’ Arnold (Ballet Mistress) and William F. Christensen (Artistic Director) at the University of Utah’s, Ballet extension program. She continued her intensive ballet training until college and completed her BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. She received her secondary teaching certificate while she was teaching at Judge Memorial Catholic High School. During that same period she danced with RDT TOO, under the direction of Linda C. Smith. Cathy has also taught at Hillcrest High School, Indian Hills Middle School and Union Middle School, as well as taught at Life Arts Center under the direction of Pearl Wagstaff Garff for over 16 years. It was during those years that she received the University of Utah Alumni Teacher of the Year Award, UAHPERD (Utah Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) Teacher of the Year Award, and a nomination for the Huntsman Teacher of the Year Award. She is a free-lance choreographer for many of the High Schools, Middle Schools and private studios throughout the valley. She is excited to be joining the wonderful staff and dancer’s at South Valley Creative Dance.