Caterina was born and raised in Milan, Italy. Her first stage role was Tomato Number 1 in the kindergarten Christmas play. In high school she formed a theatre company with her friends, and together they performed Shakespeare and original plays over the summer, in the Italian Alps. At eighteen, she moved to New York where she attended New York University Tisch School of the Arts, at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She also spent time at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, in London, focusing on Shakespeare. Since graduating Caterina has worked extensively on classical plays and devised, movement based pieces. She often collaborates with Modern Shakespeare Project. She currently lives in Brooklyn.