The Vienna based artist was born in the Philippines as Paz Katrina Jimenez and moved to Vienna with her family by the age of 4. Growing up and shifting between two cultures, her early childhood already reflected what later on would become a personal constant conflict as well as a source of inspiration for her work: the issue of identity and “being in-between” cultures. In summer 2008 Cat tapped into Hip Hop Dance. After finishing Fashion School Herbststraße (Vienna) in 2011, Cat gained practical experience through participating in projects for various companies and festivals like the “Vienna Fashion Week”, ORF, Lifeball and many more. Her first fashionfilm has been screened during the “11th Festival For Fashion and Photography” in Vienna. In 2012 she set aside visual and applied arts to dedicate her energy and time fully in the dance culture of House and Hip Hop. Travelling to New York, California, Tokyo, Dubai, Turkey, Philippines and around Europe for training, international battle participations, commercial work and upgrading her knowledge kept her busy at that period of time. Since 2015 she is mainly in theater and has worked with directors like Valentin Alfery Knuffelbunt, Akos Hargitay, Cornelia Böhnisch and many more… and has also been performing on stages for the Ars Electronica, sound:frame and the donaufestival. In May 2017 she will perform a solo, choreographed by Elio Gervasi, premiering during the “tanzhafen festival” in Linz (AT). Finding herself again between the culture of Hip Hop, contemporary art and her visual background, Cat merged her experiences, redefining her own perception of identity and performance. During her Tanz*Hotel residency in 2016 she created her first Solo dance piece called “Pi episode 01”. In the same year she could continue her research during the TURBO Impulstanz residency, which led to the first sketches of Pi episode 02 and 03. 2017 Cat has been selected to participate in the danceWEB Scholarship Programme by Impulstanz Wien. A personal achievement that also proved her right in believing and trusting in the art forms of Hip Hop.