Cathy Hawes graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a dance emphasis in 1986. She received a graduate assistantship to further her dance education under the direction of Karen & Craig Nazor in Louisiana, returning to Texas State to complete her thesis work and receive her Master of Arts degree from Northwestern State University in the fall of 1987. Cathy was employed as the Gold Battalion dance, drill, and cheer director at Seguin High School in the fall of 1988 where she remained the GB Starstepper Dance Team director until May 2017. Dance provided Cathy with many performing opportunities taking her throughout the country as she performed with various companies and many dance professionals. She has received numerous awards and recognition as a dance educator and enjoys lighting the path for others to explore life and gain confidence through dance and movement. She is married to the love of her life and is a mother to 2 amazing children.