Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher

Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States


Originally from Grasse, South of France, Cati Jean studied Ballet since the age of 8. She studied extensively with renowned teachers and choreographers from the Nice conservatory, France, Cuban Ballet Company; Rosella Hightower school in Cannes, France; The Marais School in Paris; and Jacqueline Finaheart, floor barre teacher at the Paris Opera. She performed a wide range of the classical repertory before studying the Jose Limon, Martha Graham and release techniques in Paris. Cati has been a dancer, guest teacher around the world and is an established and inventive artistic director and choreographer. She is an associate faculty member at Santa Monica College, teaching Ballet, Classical floor barre, Modern in privates studios in Los Angeles alongside being a board member and the screening committee director of the “Dance Camera West” dance film festival in Los Angeles. Cati has Produced, Created and Directed her French-style cabaret L’effleur des Sens: and created and choreographed the Los Angeles 1920’s Parisian Cafe theatre, “Nuit Blanche”. She is a screen dance film maker and has been developing her own technique based on the 5 elements, connected to the balance, dynamic et priorities of dance. This technique welcomes the artist to find his/her unique vocabulary and to surpass himself/herself. Cati, also concentrates on developing “The actor” within the “Dancer” with a very organic and natural way, using “Stanislavski technique” Sense memory. Her Classical floor barre is an essential component for developing ballet technique; emphasizing proper alignment, mind and body connection, safe work on external rotation, deep stretch and strengthening; a great tool for rehabilitation after injury. Floor barre can be taken as a separate conditioning class or perfect before taking a ballet lesson right after.