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Caterina is the director, principal dancer & head choreographer of ceroc melbourne in victoria, australia. She is the creative drive & coach to many aspiring students. caterina has introduced many dynamic moves to ceroc - french latin modern jive that are now taught/danced both socially and competitively. she teaches workshops and performs throughout australia, new zealand and is the creative director/coach of the reigning australia/new zealand champions!

She has been dancing & performing various styles all her life. caterina’s dance repertoire includes: greek dancing, street latin, ballroom latin, rock n roll, swing/lindy hop, pole dancing, jazz, funk, rap, samba, zouk, tango and her favourite, ceroc – french latin - modern jive.

Caterina saw a couple performing ceroc – french latin-modern jive over 20 years ago at a wedding, she was instantly memorized with the style and has been dancing, performing & teaching it ever since. in 1998, after learning from nicky haslam & mark harding, caterina moved from sydney to introduce ceroc – french latin-modern jive to victoria and now has developed ceroc melbourne to be one of the leading dance schools in melbourne. caterina focuses her attention to coaching her students & is proud of their achievements on & off the competitive circuit.

You will often see caterina as one of the judges/head judges at the competitions within australia & new zealand, and although caterina doesn’t compete often, when she does she has placed in masters, advanced/masters dance with a stranger, cabaret & battle of the sexes.
Caterina co-hosts the most prestigious Australisian dance championships - Victorian Modern Jive Championships at Fed Square & is the founder of Fusion Dance & Lifestyle Studios - Melbourne and is the General Manager of Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance.
Her most recent achievements and titles are:

2014 - current:
Head Judge & MC - Australia

2013:
2nd Teams
Head Judge & MC - Australia

2012:
1st dwas champions (masters)
2nd Teams
Head Judge & MC - Australia & New Zealand

2010-2011:
caterina took time off the circuit to have a baby boy but still coaches, judges
choreographes & teaches social classes
Head Judge & MC - Australia

2009:
australia - 1st place masters dwas, 3rd champions dwas, 1st place teams
Head Judge & MC - Australia & New Zealand

2008:
australia - 1st place masters dwas,1st place masters, 1st place street latin,
1st champions dwas, 2nd champions freestyle
Head Judge & MC - Australia

2007:
new zealand - 1st advanced/masters in new zealand, 2nd cabaret
australia - 1st place masters dwas,1st place masters, 1st place street latin,
1st champions dwas, 2nd champions freestyle
Head Judge & MC - Australia & New Zealand

2006:
1st masters, (with only 6 hours of training with louie raish c&mj syd), 2nd dwas, 1st place in adv/masters dwas, 2nd in masters (with no training with jason – move your body), 3rd battle of the sexes with anita ceroc melbourne (with 1 hour of training).
Judge & MC- Australia & New Zealand

2005:
1st place in adv/masters dwas, 3rd in masters (with no training with jason – move your body). 2004 1st master act, 2nd – cabaret – nsw, 2nd masters - nsw (with only 1 night of training with louie raish c&mj syd).
(Came across this and had a great moment travelling down memory lane. Love this dance style. Hope you enjoy! http://youtu.be/ReFmVi1SXX8)
Judge & MC - Australia & New Zealand

she also has won awards in street latin and ballroom latin. ceroc melbourne hosts various events throughout the year, to keep you captivated and forever wanting more, join caterina & her crew to enjoy the ceroc melbourne’s dance hospitality