Catarina Carvalho is a London based dance artist. Born in Lisbon, Catarina trained at École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower in France with a scholarship from the Ambrosoli Foundation (Zürich).
Catarina's career began at Ballet de L'Opéra National du Rhin, experiencing a broad range of the company's repertoire under the direction of Bertrand D'At.
Catarina danced for Company Wayne McGregor for 10 years and has toured in various company productions around the world. During this time Catarina was also Rehearsal Assistant and assisted Wayne McGregor in several projects. Catarina continues to collaborate with Studio Wayne McGregor as an assistant, restager, dancer and teacher. In 2019 Catarina performed in Tree of Codes at the Opéra Bastille, re-staged Pre-Sentient for Rambert and Symbiont(s) for Ballet Central.
Most recently as a freelance artist Catarina has performed in Shobana Jeyasingh Dance productions Contagion and Staging Schiele, and with Tânia Carvalho Company in Onironauta.
Catarina's choreographic work has been presented in a wide range of settings. In 2017 she created Grande Fugue for Sadler's Wells elderly community group Silver Routes and alumni from National Youth Dance Company as part of Dance Umbrella Festival. And in 2020, she created MultiVox for Elmhusrt Ballet Company's Synergy programme.
ANA MARIA LUCACIU
Ana Maria Lucaciu is a freelance choreographer and performing artist based in New York City.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Ana Maria graduated from the National Ballet School of Canada and joined Canada's National Ballet immediately after. She went on to dance with the Royal Danish Ballet, Augsburg Ballet (Germany), The Portuguese Contemporary Dance Company (Lisbon) and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York), where she danced for seven years.
Ana Maria has performed and created works with contemporary dance's foremost choreographers, including Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Jiří Kylián, Jo Stromgren, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and many others. As a freelance performer she has collaborated with New Dialect, Zoe/Juniper, Bryan Arias and Aszure Barton &
Artists. She assisted Crystal Pite on her Polaris project at New York City Center, and regularly assists Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman with new creations and stages his work around the world.
Ana Maria's own choreographic work has been presented by the Norwegian National Ballet, New Dialect and SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. She created a full-evening duet with Nathan Griswold that has toured the US and Europe. She will create a new full evening on Terminus Modern Ballet Theater in Atlanta for their 2020 season.
Holder of a BFA in dance from Empire State College, Ana Maria teaches ballet, contemporary, and improvisation workshops at professional programs and dance companies across the US, Europe and Asia.