Catarina Pires
Photo: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Catarina Pires

Corps de ballet

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.


Place of Birth: 
Faro (Portugal)

With Dutch National Ballet since: 

Career with Dutch National Ballet: 
Corps de ballet (2023), Élève (2022), Junior Company (2020)

Tanz Akademie Zürich (Zürich, Switzerland)


  • 2020: Audience Favourite Prize and a scholarship at the Prix de Lausanne
  • 2018: 1st prize in the Tanzolymp Berlin
  • 2018: 2nd prize at the international dance competition Città Di Spoleto
  • 2016: 2nd prize in the Tanzolymp Berlin