Jenia Kasatkina

Jenia Kasatkina

Jenia Kasatkina studied modern and contemporary dance at the
Rotterdam Dance Academy, Codarts. During her education and after her
graduation in 2009 she has worked with several companies and
choreographers such as: Anouk van Dijk, Jack Gallagher, Arno
Schuitemaker, Leine&Roebana, Norrdans, De Stilte, United-C, ALBA
theaterhuis, Korzo theatre among the others. In 2012 Jenia became a
certified Countertechnique teacher and since then she is teaching at
different places and companies in Europe and outside of Europe, such as
Skånes Dansteater (Sweden), Norrdans (Sweden), Cullberg (Sweden),
Balettakademien Stockholm (Sweden), Danscentrum Stockholm
(Sweden), Danish Dance Theatre (Denmark), Copenhagen
Contemporary Dance School (Denmark), Dancehallerne Copenhagen
(Denmark), Codarts Rotterdam University of the Arts (Netherlands),
AHK Amsterdam University of Arts (Netherlands), HJS Amsterdam
(Netherlands), De Stilte (Netherlands), TSEKH International Centre for
Dance and Performance (Russia), BaletMoskva (Russia), Open Look
St. Petersburg International festival (Russia), Tanzquartier Wien
(Austria), Ballet Landestheater Linz (Austria), Staatstheater Kassel
(Germany), Tanztheater Braunschweig (Germany), Dance Theatre
Heidelberg (Germany) among the others.
For the past few years Jenia is working in collaboration with the Holland
Opera (Netherlands) as a choreographer. Currently Jenia is working as a
rehearsal director at Norrdans (Sweden).

Class description 
“While teaching, I enjoy the process – the development of a person, mind, and body. I want to be a part of that process: observe it, guide it, and help it. I enjoy to discover new things together with the dancers, to make them think positively and objectively about themselves, their bodies and technique, and to be able to have fun and enjoy dancing. I like to create a comfortable and easy-going atmosphere where people feel free and safe to try new things and make mistakes in order to move forward and grow as a professional dancer. For me, it is important that class is not only a tool for dancers to get warm for rehearsals and shows, but also to make class an enjoyable and challenging process.