Photo by Micha Sanders

Dance Together Project founder and director Katya Kuznetsova is a professional dance instructor and choreographer on a mission to facilitate enjoyable dance experiences for everybody, regardless of skill level or variations in physical ability. Originally from the Russian Far East, she trained in competitive ballroom dance since age of eight. In her teens, she moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she studied Business Administration, Adult Education and a variety of dance styles including Jazz, Contemporary, Swing, Salsa and Afro-Cuban. During her decade in Alaska, Katya taught for the University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Theatre and Dance and founded and co-directed Ritmovida Dance Partnership – the first Salsa dance company in the state. Since moving to Toronto, Canada in 2009 and earning a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance Dramaturgy and Choreography, she has worked as an independent dance artist, teacher and choreographer. In addition to her classes at 10 Heintzman St., Katya co-produces the annual Dance Together Festival and designs and leads specialized dance workshops for seniors and mixed abilities groups. For a full CV, please visit the Blog.