Christy Stoeten, biography | independent dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Toronto
Biography of Christy Stoeten, independent dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Toronto.

Christy Stoeten is an independent dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Toronto.

As a child and teen she performed and competed extensively throughout North America primarily in jazz, tap and highland dancing.

In 2001 Christy moved to Toronto to attend the University of Toronto. While at U of T her eyes were opened to the world of contemporary dance, eventually leading her to The School of Toronto Dance Theatre where she graduated from their three year Professional Training Program.

As a dancer, Christy has performed the work of: Meryem Alaoui (Soft Matter), Company Blonde Dance Projects, Jennifer Dallas (Kemi Projects), Meagan O’Shea, Andrea Spaziani, Simon Renaud, Brittany Duggan, Catherine Murray, Amelia Ehrhardt, Eroca Nicols (Lady Janitor) and many others.

Christy's choroegraphy has been presented by Luminato, Summerworks, The Toronto Dance Community Love-In, Project: Humanity, Public Energy and ArtSpin. Her work explores themes that are grounded in daily life experiences, investigating humour in the everyday, and beauty in the mundane. Christy was an Artist in Residence with Series 8:08 in Toronto, during their 2013/2014 season.

Christy has worked extensively as a dance educator in Toronto. She's a faculty member of The Swansea School of Dance, where she teaches Modern, Tap and Jazz to kids and adults. She has also had the pleasure of teaching for: The National Ballet of Canada YOUdance, Durham District School Board, Luminato, University of Toronto and The City of Toronto. She is an associate jazz and tap teacher with the Performing Arts Educators of Canada.