Our Teachers

The teachers of Marbella Dance School are all great professionals who know how to get the best out of their dancers, teaching technique, expression, musical and corporal interpretation, presence on stage, and at the same time managing to maintain a fun atmosphere.

Professional and fun

As you can read from his biography, all the professors come from many years of experience and most of the academic training. This, together with its ability to create dynamic and fun classes, makes students learn to enjoy the dance in its entirety.


Director, Ballet, Jazz and Ballet workout

Born and raised in Zurich, Caterina began dancing classical dance at the age of four and with only ten years she entered the Zurich Opera School where she began her professional dance studies.

From there she went to the Opera of Rome, where she performed for ten years as a classical dancer. Later he returned to Switzerland and then took part in the musical ‘Cats’.

Following this performance, Caterina began her career as a teacher in a school for dancers in Switzerland before taking her passion to Spain, and opening in 2007, in Marbella, her dance school, Marbella Dance School, which has not only the discipline of classical dance but with a wide variety of styles. In 2016 both Caterina and the school become part of the organization of the International Dance Council.


Ballet, Jazz & Moder mix

She started taking her first steps as a dancer since she was very young and since then she knew that she wanted to dedicate herself to this. He studied classical dance in the IDTA (International Dance Teachers’ Association) in the specialty of Ballet and Theater.

After continued at Marbella Dance School under the tutelage of Caterina Chisesi. Where she obtained the title of Student Teacher being able to exercise as an official teacher of the Russian Ballet Association.

She has received numerous master-class and studied from numerous professionals such as Antonio Morales (Director of the Andalusian Ballet Association), Natalia Tapia, Angella DeMello, Sara Accetura, Vito Iiacobelis, Anthony Wright, etc. She has also completed the Martha Graham technique methodology course at the Superior Dance Conservatory of Malaga with Marnie Thomas.

In 2013 she began teaching classes for many classes and in 2014 she joined the Marbella Dance School staff as a ballet teacher for the youngest of the school.



Lucy has more than 20 years of experience as a dancer and dance teacher. He studied Theater Dance (stage dancing) at the London Studio Center where he graduated in July 2000 with a university graduate of the same.

In the last year he had specialized in contemporary dance and was part of the Intoto company under the artistic direction of Sally Owen and Sue Booker in which he had the opportunity to dance choreographies composed by Rafael Bonachela and Michael Popper among others.

Immediately after graduating Lucy entered the DansConnect company where she worked with choreographers such as Kenneth Tharp and Banksy and also gave dance workshops to more than 1,500 children in the South East of England.

She came to Spain in 2001 and has taught here in several academies along the coast, has been a choreographer for Eurodisney and television commercials and co-directed an academy in Fuengirola for 4 years.

Lucy has been teaching at Marbella Dance School since September 2013 and she loves it!


Musical Theatre

Born in Marbella, he graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arte Drama de Málaga specializing in Musical. He has been an actor, singer, acrobat and dancer in numerous shows with leading roles such as “Grease”, “Lucky Stiff”, “Lucia la Maga” or “La Decada Prodigiosa” among others. Also as an independent singer, acrobat at different festivals such as “Starlite Marbella Festival” or the opening gala of the ice hockey world championships, among others. Consecrated as a singing teacher, he has taught classes for all ages in numerous schools in the capital and the Costa del Sol.

Fernanda Gimenes

Jazz & Latin Workout

Fernanda Gimenes Santarosa, Brazilian nationality, started dancing when she was 4 years old in her American hometown, São Paulo. Graduated in dance and choreography from the State University of Campinas UNICAMP, Brazil and professional dancer from China, Portugal and Spain. She has been a dance teacher in several schools along the Costa del Sol teaching jazz, contemporary and classical ballet classes. She is currently part of the MDS staff as a Jazz and Latin Workout teacher.

Marina Miguélez

Contemporary & Ballet

Born in Malaga, graduated from the Mariemma Royal Professional Dance Conservatory of Madrid. I have been a principal dancer in the Staatstheater Nürnberg Ballet and the Saarländisches Staatsttheater Ballet, companies in which she has played mostly leading roles in the repertoire of choreographers such as Mats Ek, Jiri Kylian, Goyo Monter Du Naharin or Crystal Pyte, among others. As an independent dancer she has been part of different projects in Belgium, Italy and Spain, until in 2017 she debuted as a choreographer with her company in Malaga, since then she has been part of the programming of numerous theaters and festivals in Spain, Germany and Brazil, including the Residency program of the National Dance Company. She has been awarded the Cultural Prize of the Bavarian Ministry for her career as a dancer and the Best Choreography Prize at the La Caja del Arte Contest (Madrid). She has been a visiting teacher at various conservatories in Spain (RCPD Mariemma, CPD Alicante, CPD Granada, CPD Málaga), in private schools, and repeatedly at the Andalusian Dance Center, Seville.

Mandula Tauth


She was born in Budapest, Hungary and started to dance in hip-hop style there at age 4. She and her group became an international competitor in urban dance style and MTV commercial from the age of 10. She participated in many competitions (World Championships, European CHampionships and in several places in Hungary) in several categories with formation, groups, duo and solo.

In 2019 she Joins to the teacher’s team of Marbella Dance School as a hip-hop teacher for children.

Manu Sánchez

Pilates & Yoga

I was born in Madrid, from a very young age I started practicing high-level sports. I have traveled around the world in search of experiences, knowledge and wisdom. In one of my trips to Asia I got to know Yoga in India, a discipline that has been part of my life ever since. I am a disciple of the Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga in Dharamsala (India), where I graduated as a Yoga Teacher, and where I pay homage to my teacher Amit Raina. I am an Instructor of Meditation and Mindfulness, academic title with the Miguel de Cervantes University. Qualified as a National Table Tennis Coach by the RFETM, I have trained professional and amateur players at the CTM Fuengirola for a few years. I have studied Anatomy and Body Biomechanics applied to Yoga with the aim of improving the natural alignment of my students during my classes. I am a founding member of Mindful Life Marbella from where I offer Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and Mindfulness classes.

Mili Delfino

Femme Style & Funky jazz

I am Mili Delfino, Argentine living in Spain since 2017. When I was 7 years old I started to dance belly dance and it was after a few years that I wanted to go for more. I took classes in funky, ballet, jazz, tap, femme style, Latin rhythms, and musical comedy, until after a while I decided to train as a choreographer. I began to teach, to dance in discos and events. I participated in various plays, both in magazines and in children’s shows, being a dancer and also a choreographer. When I got here I started dancing with a company with which, to this day, I perform shows in different parts of Malaga.