Katariina was born in Finland. She started her dance education at a private ballet school in her hometown Turku. At the age of 16 she moved to Stockholm to continue her studies at the Royal Swedish Ballet School.
Katariina joined the Royal Swedish Ballet 1999 and was promoted to soloist 2009. She has been a member of the touring company Stockholm 59° North since 2003 and has also worked in Estonia Teatri 1996, in the Finish National Ballet 1997-1999 and in Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo 2007-2008. She retired from the Royal Swedish Ballet January 2018.
Katariina became a pilates instructor 2009, while she still was in the middle of her career as a dancer. Since her retirement she has opened her own Pilates studio and a ballet school in Nyköping where she now lives with her family. She is also still an active dancer in her own dance company V/S [versus] – a fusion between ballet and ballroom.