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 has trained in a variety of dance styles since the age of eight including ballroom, jazz, contemporary, Swing, Salsa and Afro-Cuban. Her career as a dance educator began in Anchorage, Alaska, where she taught for the Department of Theatre and Dance. She also 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 one-on-one and small group classes at 10 Heintzman St., Katya designs and leads partner dance workshops for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Wheel DanceLula Lounge and The Spanish Centre. For a full CV, please visit the Blog.