Kathleen Ilo was born into a dancing family with her parents being Former Soviet Union Champions and the current owners of Starlite Ballroom. Her grandparents were also Estonian Ballroom Champions and top coaches in Estonia, so you could say dancing is in her blood. It is from this small Baltic country of Estonia that Kathleen moved at the age of 3 alongside her parents.
Kathleen studied at Indiana University receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Minors in Chemistry and Psychology.
Kathleen Ilo has been dancing with professional partner Jonas Kazlauskas for 5 years. Over the course of their career they have traveled endlessly and feel very humbled to have achieved great results together. Some of their highest accomplishments are listed below:
- 3X and current United States Professional 10-Dance champion
- 3X World Professional 10-Dance finalist
- 2018 World Professional 10-Dance Bronze medalist
- 2017 World Professional Classic Showdance Bronze Medalist
This will be Kathleen’s 4th year dancing for Reason to Dance. She has won the judges choice 2x, the kids choice 2x, and the grand champion 1x.