We first met Katerina in central Vienna, sharing stories over a coffee or two in a pokey coffee haus just off the Graben. Katerina Joumana has been a staple of the oriental dance scene in central Europe for some time now; a ballet prodigy at an early age, Katerina combined these classical steps with a traditional form of oriental belly dance and began her career showcasing this majestic form all over the world. Her dance troupe follow where she leads, performing from Moscow to Macau at state events and national parties, nowhere is too far to travel for Katerina. Within twelve months were working together to create something altogether different. The core idea behind our stories was to try to avoid the expected; although a classical performer, we wanted to build Katerina a modern portfolio inspired by her costumes, her homeland fairy tales in a nod to her Russian heritage, and above all her fearlessness in a cut-throat industry.