Dancer, choreographer, and teacher at Studio Wayne McGregor’s Learning program.
Born in Lisbon Catarina is a London-based dancer and choreographer. She trained at École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower in France with a scholarship from the Ambrosoli Foundation (Zürich). Catarina began her career at Ballet de L’Ópera National du Rhin experiencing a broad range of the company’s repertoire under the direction of Bertrand D’At. She then moved back to Lisbon where she worked with various choreographers including Javier de Frutos, Vasco Wellenkamp and Rui Horta among others.
Catarina danced for Company Wayne McGregor from 2008 to 2017. She has performed touring nationally and internationally in various company productions such as Entity, FAR, Atomos and Tree of Codes. Catarina has also taken the role of Rehearsal Assistant during her time with the company and assisted Wayne McGregor in Dyad 1909, Future Self and Outlier. Catarina continues her collaboration with Studio Wayne McGregor in a series of different projects. She often teaches workshops and master classes as part of Studio Wayne McGregor’s Learning program. Catarina also collaborates with different artists in a range of disciplines. She most recently made Vuong10 with Nina Kov, a full-length piece that integrates dance and live musical performances from Leaf Cutter John (Polar Bear) and Max Baille (Aurora Orchestra).