Catalina Buenaventura

Catalina Buenaventura Portrait

Catalina Buenaventura

Academy Apprentice

1st Year

Catalina is a 15 year old aspiring ballerina, who began dancing when she was three years old at Praise Dance, where she later started competitive dance. Since the age of 6, Catalina has trained in the styles of lyrical, contemporary, ballet, tap, musical theatre, jazz and hip hop. At age 9 she joined the Inland Pacific Ballet Academy where she found her love for ballet. At IPB Academy, Catalina has been given many amazing opportunities to perform in spring recital ballets such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream  and The Little Mermaid, and in Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker. She has performed in IPB Academy’s Jr. Broadway Programs Mary Poppins JR. and The Lion King JR. She also competed in Youth America Grand Prix in 2018 and 2020. Catalina has attended the prestigious Summer Intensive at The School of American Ballet in 2019 and 2020. During the summer of 2021, she trained at Boston Ballet School’s Summer Dance Program. Catalina is so excited to be part of Inland Pacific Ballet as she continues to strengthen her training as a ballerina.