Christy Stoeten



Christy Stoeten is a multifaceted dance artist and educator based in Toronto, Canada. Her journey in dance began in childhood, immersing herself in ballet, jazz, tap, and highland dancing, performing and competing across Canada and the United States.

In 2001, Christy entered the University of Toronto, where she discovered her passion for contemporary dance, leading her to The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and their rigorous three-year Professional Training Program. She has since become a versatile artist, working with esteemed Canadian choreographers like Allison Cummings, Darryl Tracy, and Meryem Alaoui. Her choreography has been showcased by prestigious platforms such as Luminato, Summerworks, DACI and Public Energy. Christy’s choreography explores themes that are grounded in daily life experiences, investigating humour in the everyday, and beauty in the mundane.

Recently, Christy has been selected as an artist in residence at several esteemed Canadian institutions, including the Banff Centre for Performing Arts, Leña Residency on Galiano Island, British Columbia, and the National Ballet of Canada’s Residency Program.

As an educator, Christy’s teaching credits include institutions like York University’s Department of Dance, The National Ballet of Canada YOUdance, the University of Toronto and the Swansea School of Dance. Her dedication to community arts is evident in her innovative dance programs, including an adapted dance program for senior citizens, promoting creative expression and well-being, and a specialized dance program for cancer patients in partnership with Princess Margaret Hospital’s AYA Program.