Catarina Carvalho - Dancer

Catarina Carvalho. Photo by Ravi Deepres

Catarina was born in Lisbon. She studied at the École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, with a scholarship from the Ambrosoli Foundation (Zurich). After graduating, Catarina joined Ballet du Rhin and performed works by Bertrand d’At. She also worked with Javier de Frutos, Vasco Wellenkamp, Benvindo Fonseca, Cézar Moniz and Rui Horta, among others.

Catarina joined Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in 2008 and became Rehearsal Assistant in 2013. She assisted Wayne McGregor in Dyad 1909, Future Self and Outlier, and restaged Entity for the Ballet Junior de Genève in 2014. She has taught for numerous dance schools and companies, including Trinity Laban, Greenwich Dance Agency (GDA), and most recently Les Etés de la Danse Summer School in Paris. In 2013, she choreographed for the Laban Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) students’ final year show. She is a certified BASI Pilates Mat work teacher.

Catarina has collaborated with Nina Kov since 2010, when she performed Divide by Zero, a solo piece with the interactive visual artists collective Hellicar & Lewis. Most recently they created Vuong 10, a full-length piece that integrates live dance and musical performances.