Katia trained for five years in the Specialized Children’s School of Olympic Reserve for figure skating, Odessa, Soviet Union. She competed and tested under Russian, US and Canadian skating structures. Katia is a North Atlantic medalist and 5-time competitor.
Katia is a member of the Professional Skaters Association. She is NESTA Certified in Biomechanics and SAQ (Speed, Agility and Quickness).
In addition, Katia has attended the following continuing education seminars:
- Grassroots to Champion Seminar hosted by Skate Great & SCWNY (2011, 2014)
- Coaches freestyle, dance, moves-in-the-field, style and group classes.