About Catrina Choate-Heretoiu
Catrina Choate-Heretoiu is a movement educator who teaches Ballet and the Feldenkrais Method . She is the co-founder of Soma Studies which includes online/live Awareness Through Movement classes and is the creator of Ballet-Journeys , a comprehensive online learning community. While young, she trained at the prestigious School of American Ballet and then continued to dance professionally with Miami City Ballet, Carolina Ballet, and Miami Contemporary Dance Company. Catrina has a B.A. Degree in English Literature from Florida International University, an MFA Degree in Dance from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and is certified in The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education . She has taught all levels of ballet and Feldenkrais at many professional schools such as Northern California Dance Conservatory, Sacramento Ballet, and the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Dance Department. Throughout Catrina’s life, movement has been the trusted language of communication and she understands that an embodied conversation can reveal unexpected experiences that can promote learning, growth, and connection.