"TAKE ME TO WHERE MY HEART AND SOUL CAN EXPAND"
The Canadian artist Kristen Cere has over 20 years of experience dancing, choreographing and teaching in Europe and North America.
Over the years, she has created pieces for companies and festivals such as Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Dresden SemperOper Ballet (Germany), Korzo Theater (Holland), Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, NW Dance Project (USA), Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden (Germany), Festival Quartiers Danses and many more. Her ability to explore the relationship between movement, energy and emotions has led her to develop a very personal style that continues to create space for the artists' individuality, sensitivity and visceral energy that she interconnects through her craft.
Kristen Cere won the Pretty Creatives International choreography competition / NW Dance Project (Portland, Oregon) 2018.
In 2006 her piece "ELMER" (cc with F.Chirpaz) won 1st prize of the public at the 12th Masdanza International Choreography Competition in Spain.
As a professional dancer, she has performed works by Jiri Kylian, Paul Lightfoot & Sol Leon, Ohad Naharin, Alexander Ekman, Hans Van Manen, Ginette Laurin and Hélène Blackburn, among others. She has danced with the Nederlands Dans Theater (Holland), Le Ballet de l'Opéra de Graz (Austria), Le Jeune Ballet du Québec. She has spent many years working independently as a freelance artist in Belgium, Holland and France with internationally renowned choreographers.
Presently based in Montreal, her work has explored how human beings in difficult situations or states can benefit emotionally, mentally and physically from dance. She continues to use dance as a medium to help others respond to basic human needs. She is fascinated by its therapeutic aspects, intertwining philosophy, human growth and healing through the art of movement and somatic-based approaches.