Joined Jan 4 2012
Stars of the Future
Katia Nicole was born in Miami, Florida in 1998 to Eneida and Mario Buendia. At the age of 9, she began her training as a dancer and an actress. She trains in many different styles of dance including, contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Acro and Ballroom. At the age of 12, Katia released her first hit single titled “Best Friend”, written by Julio Richardson and produced by Pablo A. Ortiz, and was signed to the independent Pabanor Label.
Katia is very determined and dedicated; this can clearly be seen in her performances and in her rehearsals and her busy schedules. Her personality shines through her hard work and has won the recognition and hearts of many.
Katia’s professional career began when she entered the professional organizations from two of Miami’s leading sports entertainment franchises. She auditioned and was hand selected out of hundreds of other talented dancers. She danced for the teams from 2008 to 2010. She danced for the Miami Heat Jr Jams, and the Florida Marlin Minnows, both under the direction of Jose Guerrero. Since then, she has gone to dance and perform on various television shows including, Sabado Gigante, Un minuto de Fama, and on Showtime summer sizzler boxing event tribute for Michael Jackson and Don King Productions. She was so focused on becoming a true entertainer she sought out local talent representation from local agents and began going on castings. Katia was featured on Burn Notice, Direct Tv, and Disney’s Latin webisode mini series. She has also worked on several other print and commercial projects. Katia also had the opportunity to be a part of the new Summit Entertainment movie of Step Up 4. Katia was featured in a couple of music videos from Lil Chuckee and Lil Twist, to Jayquan(a friend and loyal supporter). She’s also done many live performances in and around Miami, but has also performed in NYC and in Philadelphia.
Katia is an Honor Roll student and is just as committed to her academics as to her career. She puts God and her family first and also dedicates her time to local and charity events nationwide. She was an invited guest to perform for the ASPCA in Los Angeles California. For the future Katia would like to audition and gain experience working on a sitcom or movie set.
Katia is now being mentored and guided through her musical career by Grammy award winning national and internationally known Dj Pablo A. Ortiz. He has been able to take her musical career to the next level. She has her single out on ITunes, and is currently working on her next single called “Only in my dreams” a remake of the 80’s icon artist Debbie Gibson. He has been able to help her transcend into the next tween artist.
Katia, who also goes by the nick name Kat, will touch and inspire many kids. Her motto is always the same “If you believe that you are a star, then it’s just a matter of time until you belong in the sky”.