MODERN, JAZZ, TAP, COMPANY
Christy Stoeten is an independent dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Toronto, Ontario.
As a child and teen she performed and competed 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 contemporary dancer, Christy has had performed the work of: James Kudelka, Allison Cummings, D.A. Hoskins, 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, ArtSpin, Come Up to My Room and Summer Stage Portugal in Lisbon. Her work explores themes that are grounded in daily life experiences, investigating humour in the everyday, and beauty in the mundane.
Christy has worked extensively as a dance educator in Toronto. She's a faculty member of The Swansea School of Dance. She has also had the pleasure of teaching for: The National Ballet of Canada YOUdance, Durham District School Board, Luminato, The University of Toronto and The City of Toronto. She is an associate jazz and tap teacher with the Performing Arts Educators of Canada.