Catarina Barbosa is originally from Portugal.
She started to dance at the age of 5 in the amateur school Academia Gimnoarte.
In 2009 Catarina began studying at the National Conservatory of Portugal in Lisbon for two years. During this time, Catarina performed in such works as ‘Le Corsaire’, ‘The Nutcracker’ , ‘Don Quixote’ , ‘Le Cygne Noire’ and ‘La Fille Mal Gardée’ amongst others.
Catarina then decided to continue her professional education abroad, joining the Ballet Junior de Genève in Switzerland until 2014.
During these 5 years of training, Catarina performed in many different pieces such as ‘Flabbergast’ by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, ‘Aspects of love, la fureur d’aimer’/ ‘The top of my head is not the top of the world’ / ‘Black cold burns’ by Stjin Celis, ‘Monger’ by Barack Marshall, ‘Six years later’ by Roy Assaf, ‘Bolero’ / ‘Mozart à deux’ by Thierry Malandain, ‘Pulsework’ by Alexander Ekman, ’Kiokou’ by Ken Ossola, ‘Documento’ by Guilherme Botelho, ‘Merry go round’ by Laurence Yadi et Nicolas Cantillon, ‘Magnitude’ by Cindy Van Acker, ‘Double deux’ by Gilles Jobin, ‘Song Etum’ by Idan Sharabi, ‘Largo’ by Lucinda Childs and ‘Loin’ by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (repertory workshop).
During her last year with the Ballet Junior, Catarina joined Compagnie Gilles Jobin for its new creation ‘Quantum’. Catarina has been traveling all around the world including North and South America and Europe to present ‘Quantum’ – a first and very rich professional experience!
In 2015, she worked for the Associação Nós da Dança in Portugal, in a new piece entitled “Deuses e Demónios” by Benvindo da Fonseca. Catarina has also worked with Saeed Hani and the French choreographer Sarah Baltzinger.
Catarina is co-founder of the company As We Are, performing in “As you want”, AWA’s first piece, in April 2016 with the support of TROIS C-L , as well as performing the solo ‘With my Eyes’, which premiered in May 2017 in Luxembourg.
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