Associate Professor in jazz dance
Katarina teaches Jazz dance and has her degree from The Urdang Academy of Performing Arts and The Royal Academy of Dance i London (1991-1992), as well as the Fagerborg Vocational School in Oslo (1988-1992), with further training in Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles and London. She has a wide range of experience as a performing artist in the fields of modern jazz, and musical on the Norwegian stage. She has contributed in 12 productions with the Oslo Dance Ensemble (1993-2010) and in 35 different works by Norwegian as well as international choreographers. Katarina was engaged by Trøndelag Theatre in "Chicago", by the National Stage in "Funy Girl" The National Theatre Institution in "West Side Story", Oslo New Theatre in "Chicago" and has partaken in 356 shows at Dizzie Tunes. She has been involved in several dance productions and companies (1992-1998), such as Compagnie B. Valiente, Norwegian Dance Company, the Norwegian Summer Dance Company and Andanse Theatre. She has additionally contributed in many events such as: the Spelleman Prize competition, the Komiprisen competition, Miss Norway, Holmenkollen Concerts and Gullruten Television Awards. Katarina has taught jazz dance since 2003 at different institutions, such as Stavanger University, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, MTHS, Spin Off Dance school, PRODA, Fagerborg High School, Steinar School in Bærum-Norway, The Norwegian Ballet School, Olimpiatoppen Norwegian Olympic Committee, Kirsti Skullerud Ballet School, Trude Mossin Ballet School, Bårdar Daily Training for Dance. She has taught at the Norwegian University-College of Dance since 2011 and became a full-time employee in 2018. She has been responsible for rehearsal of four choreographies of Jo Strømgren and the College, and the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and one work of Christopher Arouni at the Stockholm Ballet Academy in Sweden. She has been a board member and election committee member at the PRODA. In 2006 she was awarded the Norwegian Artist's grant.