Katja, a native of Slovenia, has been dancing since the age of 7 and is a two-time Slovenian National Dance champion; Ten Dance Juvenile and Junior Standard champion. She has competed nationally and internationally, where she won numerous titles including 1st in Standard, and 3rd in Latin at the Youth Austrian Open, as well as 3rd place at the prestigious Junior Blackpool Dance Festival in England. She has also represented her country at two World Championships.
Katja has been teaching in Virginia Beach for the past five years. She is an Independent Instructor and teaches dancers of all levels; from beginners to advanced, as well as competitors. Katja teaches American and International style of Ballroom and Latin dance.
To learn more about Katja, visit her website at www.katjaharris.com
Sky’s the Limit
Kelly O’Clair, a 15-year Marine Corp Veteran, serves as the Executive Director for Lady’s Grace. During his military career working in intelligence, O’Clair completed numerous deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Japan. He currently serves as a contract instructor for the Department of Defense at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, where he is passing his trade on to young Marines soon to defend our country. In addition to his military accomplishments, O’Clair launched his own business, Sky’s the Limit Event and Party Planning, in 2014 and continues to plan weddings and corporate events in the Hampton Roads area. In 2015, he earned a BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Science from Excelsior College and plans to continue to graduate school for a master’s degree in Business Administration. O’Clair was appointed to be the Executive Director of Lady’s Grace in February 2015. His energy and vision, in conjunction with his insight into the military lifestyle and ties to the Hampton Roads community, make him an invaluable asset to the young non-profit. O’Clair currently resides in Virginia Beach, with his family. He holds the title of Intermediate Latin Champion awarded by Dancing with the Hampton Roads Local Celebrities and acts with several local production companies to include Virginia Musical Theater, Little Theater of Norfolk, and Little Theater of Virginia Beach. O’Clair enjoys giving back to the community and volunteers his time and talent to several local non-profits.