Biography

“OUR UNIQUENESS IS OUR GREATEST POWER”

Caterina Grimani is  one of the greatest exponents of tribal fusion in Italy.
She’s  dancer, teacher and choreographer at Asd Zambramora (Ancona) and in the international arena.
She performs all over the Italy and abroad and she’s well known and appreciated because of her sensitive, creative and innovative style.

Since 2013 she is a member of “The Uzumé Dance Company” (NL), founded and directed by Tjarda Van Straten, with who she performs throughout Europe.

Her passion for Orient has led her to classical Bellydance with Roberta Gay and,almost simultaneously, to American Tribal Style (ATS) and Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) of Amy Sigil, of which she is level 1 and level2 Certified Teacher. She attains the Technical Fusion Training  I and II level Suhaila Salimpour method, with Olivia Mancino, in Milan and during the period she spent in Madrid, improves her studies in Gothic style with Morgana and Lucia Wegner.

Today, she learns to grow, going through many others art forms, like Theatre and Dance: Hip Hop, with Afshin Varjavandi and Luca Calderini, Popping, with Lizhard Sennin, Contemporary with Roberto Lori and Debora Gallinelli, Flamenco.

She also attends in professional paths of Tribal Fusion, ITS, ATS intensives and workshops with many national an d international renowned artists: Sera Solstice, Rachel Brice, Fat Chance Bellydance, Ariellah Haflalo, Mardi Love, Kami Liddle, Mira Betz and  many others valuable teachers.

In 2013, she collaborate with her teacher, Lizhard Sennin, for a project aimed at cohesion between Tribal and Animation, and addressed in search of artistic developments that would result from this trial. Togheter, they create a workshop who recap their artistics research, “Tribal Animation Collage”.

In 2015 she founds the “Kahuna Dance Company“, a fusion bellydance based company who has an extremely emotive value, which works with the hidden expression beyond words and gestures. In this heartfully project, she’s the artistic director and an active member.

She teachs weekly and monthly classes and semi or private lessons of Tribal Fusion, ATS and ITS in Ancona, and she gives workshops from Italy to Europe (Barcellona, Roma, Milano, Cagliari, Perugia, Firenze, Palermo, Napoli). In 2013, for the first time, she brings to Italy the monthly Training Course of ITS UNMATA. Besides, through her Association,  she hosts international renowned artists from all over the world, by organizing workshops and performances.

She actually has and she has had the pleasure to perform on live music together with Filastine and Nova Ruth, the CIANI’S, the group of Musician Errabundi, the percussionist, Francesco Savoretti  and Dj W3LD.

“She’s fascinated by the world around her, because in it she founds inspiration and instruments to develop imagination, which is the base of her work and her life value.”