Catarina Pires

Junior Company


  • With Dutch National Ballet since:  2020
  • Place of Birth:  Faro, Portugal
  • Carreer with Dutch National Ballet:  Junior Company 1st year (2020)
  • Training:  Catarina started dancing when she was 4 years old. When she participated at the Youth America Grand Prix in 2015, she was offered a scholarship to study at the Tanz Akademie Zürich, where she completed her high school education and gained her Federal Certificate of Proficiency in classical dance. Catarina participated in several competitions, at which she won multiple prizes. She won the second prize at the Tanzolymp Berlin in 2016, the first prize at the same competition in 2018 and the second prize at the international dance competition “Città Di Spoleto” in 2018. When Catarina participated at the Prix de Lausanne in 2020, she won the Audience Favourite Prize and with that also a scholarship.