October 21st to October 23rd
Tuesday & Thursday | KATE HOLDEN
Wednesday | JOHANNA BERGFELT509 Parliament Street 10:15 to 11:15am $10 or a 10-class card for $90.
An award winning dance artist, Kate Holden is a graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and Etobicoke School of the Arts. Concurrent with her professional training, she performed frequently with PBJ Dance and Gabby Kamino. Kate has had the pleasure of interpreting the works of many esteemed Canadian choreographers, including Peggy Baker, Roberto Campanella, Robert Desrosiers, David Earle, Sylvain Emard, Sasha Ivanochko, James Kudelka, Michael Trent, Andrea Nann, and Yvonne Ng; with appearances across North America, France, Britain, Holland and Singapore. Kate spent five seasons as a company member of Dancemakers under the artistic direction of Michael Trent and has also been a dancer with the Danny Grossman Dance Company. She currently works as Co-Artistic Director of Firstthingsfirst Productions alongside Kate Franklin.
In addition to her work as a dancer, Kate is very active in the dance community as an emerging teacher and choreographer, and was a board member of the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists from 2003-2008.
Johanna Bergfelt began her dance training at the age of four, attending the Ösmo Dance School in Stockholm, Sweden and later The Royal Swedish Ballet School. She has an extensive performance background beginning with the Royal Swedish Ballet and Östgötabaletten. There she was given the opportunity to dance in works by Vlado Juras, Mats Ek and Cristina Caprioli. Johanna has also been a dancer and company class instructor for the Barents Dance Ensemble and a company member of NorrDans. Since coming to Canada in 2000, Johanna has worked with The Chimera Project , Kaeja d’Dance , Kathleen Rea , Santee Smith , Darcey Callison , Louis Laberge-Cote, Kate Alton , William Yong , Holly Small , Pro Arte Danza, and Toronto Dance Theatre where she was a company dancer for six years. Johanna has been nominated three times for the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, for her role in Sly Verb with Toronto Dance Theatre, Scharachnia by Louis Laberge Cote, and as part of the ensemble for Unfinished 32 by Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek. A part from performing Johanna teaches contemporary classes at Dance Teq , The School of Toronto Dance Theatre , and company classes at Toronto Dance Theatre, as well as Pilates at Riverdale Pilates .