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Masha Zhukova

Masha is an Amsterdam based dancer, choreographer and dance teacher.

As a dancer, Masha has worked in the projects that were produced by Korzo Theater, NDT, Zuiderstrandtheater, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Dutch Nation Opera, etc.

Masha is also creating her own choreographic works, that have been shown on different platforms nationally and internationally.

Since 2017, Masha has been developing her own teaching method, which is called EM (Exploring Movement) Method. Since then, EM method has helped a lot of dancers of different levels (from professional to non-dancers) to achieve their goals, whether the goals are professional growth or body health.

Masha teaches regularly at 5 O’Clock, Amsterdam Academy of Arts and Dutch National Opera Studio.

She has given workshops and laboratories around the world: the Netherlands (Korzo Theater, 5 O’Clock, Henny Jurriëns Studio, Chassé Dance Studios), Italy (Opus Ballet), Brazil (Mostra Dansa), Russia (Context. Diana Vishneva, Kannon Dance, College of Arts, Theatre-Studio of Contemporary Dance, Polyaris Centre, etc).

Since 2017 she has developed her own teaching method: Exploring Movement (EM) method, which she would like to share with the dancers. 
This movement method is based on guided improvisation, includes movement meditation and aims for the dancers to get the maximum comfort and understanding of their bodies in order to be able to use all the physical potential in movement in a healthy way.

EM Method helps the dancers to:
Get closer to inner-balance and comfort with body
Learn to use energy rationally and effectively while dancing
Find own self-interpretation of movement
Improve technique
Gain strength, articulation
Find different qualities
Discover new levels and achievements
Enjoy movement

Photo Masha by Anna Naglaya