Hey there I'm Kate--a 2am diner loving, Dunkin' Donuts craving, shore going, 'Jersey Girl' with a 'New York State of Mind'...

I'm not one to really talk about myself...so I'll just tell you some fun facts. 

  • I am a born and raised 'Jersey Girl' from the suburban town of Sayreville [home of rock legend, Jon Bon Jovi :) ].

  • I was named after Kathleen Grommell, a woman who emigrated to this country from Ireland at 18 years old...by herself...to create a better life for the family she wanted to have. She helped raise me and shape me into the woman I am today and she loved me more than anyone on this planet. She was my grandmother and I love more than I can even try to explain. She is the reason I get up every morning, and choose to pursue my dreams. I live every day to make her proud.

  • I had performer written all over me from the age of 2, when I belted out my ABCs for a fully crowded bus in Disneyworld (to which, I received my first standing ovation thank you very much) but I did not always want to be a performer. I actually wanted to be a Marine Biologist. 

  • I played piano growing up, and was in my high school's marching band, jazz band, and concert band and loved every single second of being a musician. 

  • I didn't know I could sing until I was 17 years old...and that's when my life changed and I decided to go to college to pursue the arts at Kean University, where I obtained my BFA in Theatre Performance.

  • I have spent the last year and a half working for Belinda King Creative Productions onboard the Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Ovation as a lead vocalist. I have learned so much about myself as an artist and as a person and I cannot wait to get started back up in New York! 

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  • My favorite food is vegetables, more specifically brussel sprouts (I know--I might just be crazy), asparagus, and spinach. I love to cook and it is a guaruntee that if I make dinner, there will be a HUGE plate of beautifully prepared veggies at the table. I also love pizza >:)

  • My favorite movie is Singing in the Rain.

  • I am 50% Irish, 50% Hungarian.

  • My last name (Pentek) means Friday in Hungarian. 

  • I have been to Disneyworld (for vacation) 34 times.

  • My dog, Charlie, is in fact, the greatest dog to ever live.

  • My sister, Keri, is my best friend. She is a United States Marine and I could not be prouder of her for all the she does and continues to do for our country. She is 3.5 years younger than me and even as the elder sister, I am constantly looking up to her as my source for inspiration. I could go on about her for hours...if you ever meet me in person and you want to see just how much I can talk about her, please ask :) 

  • I have met and performed with Tim Rice (through Belinda King Creative Productions). It was an honor to meet such a humble, yet supremely talented man. 

  • I love to talk with my hands. (I blame Jersey)

  • I have been to 5 continents and 41 countries.

  • I make the best red velvet cupcakes on the planet (and I bring them to rehearsals :P ).

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