Catalina

Basic Info

Name

Catalina

Email Address

scatalinatorres@gmail.com

City

Bogotá

State

Colombia

Email

scatalinatorres@gmail.com

Bio

My name is Catalina Torres. I am a Biology teacher and a Oriental dance and tribal dancer.  In 2015, I entered the academy “Laura Delgado, danza del vientre”. There Laura practiced the American tribal style and she liked it so much, it was because of her that I began to practice it. I live in Bogotá, Colombia and there are not many academies here that teach this style. Nevertheless, there are several of us who fell in love with ATS. I consider myself a person who likes to be continuously learning and with dance, I have found a space in which I can be myself and enjoy every small achievement I reach. It’s amazing how this practice has acquired such an important role in my life throughout time!

I love spaces in which I can share and meet people who dance for pleasure, where we become confidants, create bonds of friendship and support each other. I think that ATS particularly, more than just a technique is a lifestyle and expresses on stage all the power and the meaning of a tribe.
This year I had the opportunity to learn with Clara Ortiz and now I’m with a student of her, Mary Luz Cuartas, in the process of polishing and perfecting the basic steps and signs. Clara and Mary Luz were in a conservatory I organized in the university in which I work as speakers, to talk about ATS and folklore, aiming to increase awareness among people about new ways of creating, sharing and dancing. Right now, besides practicing with Mary, I take belly dance classes at the Awalim Academy, in which I have found a space to work on posture, technique and on-stage performance. I am convinced that every learning process that I have started has helped me along this path. That’s why I thank each one of the professors and classmates that I have found throughout my life, since they have helped me build who I am today.

STATE/PROVINCE OR COUNTRY

Colombia

CLASSIC-MONTH AND YEAR COMPLETED

11-2019

CLASSIC-CITY/STATE/COUNTRY COMPLETED IN

San Francisco/ California/Estados Unidos

MODERN-MONTH AND YEAR COMPLETED

11-2019

MODERN-CITY/STATE/COUNTRY COMPLETED IN

San Francisco/ California/Estados Unidos

TEACHER TRAINING-MONTH AND YEAR COMPLETED

11-2019

TEACHER TRAINING-CITY/STATE/COUNTRY COMPLETED IN

San Francisco/ California/Estados Unidos

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