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Thursday, June 2nd, 12:30pm EDT

 
 
Welcome to NBS Sharing Dance Day, a national digital broadcast to celebrate the joy, creativity and community of dance. Using your digital device, dance along with Canadian artists as they share and teach a diversity of dance styles, introduce you to new music rhythms, and more. Best of all, no dance experience is required! Since 2010, NBS Sharing Dance Day events have brought together tens of thousands of people in communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Click here to learn more about past events.

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Learn more about this year's workshop artists

Tune into the broadcast to dance with this year's workshop artists!

Aimée started traditional Acadian Step dancing at the age of 4 in Nova Scotia. This early introduction to dance would ignite a lifelong passion towards the performing arts.

In her teens Aimée moved to Vancouver, BC to expand her training starting with the Goh Ballet Academy. From there she met amazing teachers and mentors that invited her to participate and join dance companies, collectives and conventions throughout North America and Europe.

The experiences in ballet, neo classical, contemporary, modern, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and house (while maintaining her roots in Acadian step dancing) also led to opportunities to perform, choreograph, assist and teach throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Aimée enjoys creating and performing works that feel good for all involved. She naturally shows her enthusiasm for the performing arts with others and is really loving her current roles as a teacher, choreographer & life coach.

Born in Germany, Katharina Schier immigrated at an early age to Canada where she began training  at The School of Alberta Ballet and continued pursuing intensive programs at The National Ballet of Canada, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and The Ailey School,  graduating with distinction from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Contemporary Dance in 2016. While in attendance she had the tremendous opportunity to perform in works by choreographers such as Mark Morris, Danny Buraczeski, Uri Sands, Richard Colton and Andrea Miller. 

Katharina has danced professionally in Canada and the U.S.A. having performed with City Ballet of Boston, Emily Jerant-Hendrickson,  Wiss.co Dance, Cathy Young, Luminarium Dance Company, and Lorraine Chapman The Company. Since returning to Calgary, she has performed in works by Davida Monk (for Dancers’ Studio West), Barbara England (for Facet Music) and Corp Bara Dance Theatre. 

As an entrepreneurial creative, deeply committed to responding to her environment/circumstance, Katharina has found herself compelled to instigate many self-produced and collaborative projects. In 2016, Katharina co-produced The Boston Conservatory’s First Annual Senior Dance Performance presented at Gibney Dance Center (NYC). This performance won the Boston Conservatory’s “Project of the Year” Award and has since been incorporated into the curriculum as a course for Senior Dance Majors. In 2020, along with Serenella Argueta, Katharina co-created/directed Ballet Bodies with a collective designed to challenge the normative of the "ideal" female ballet body and hierarchy in ballet training, rehearsal and performance. 

With a deep passion for outdoor places, Katharina produces and choreographs original work as site specific installations and public gathering opportunities. She facilitates her work as the  Artistic Director of Calgary Core Contemporaries with project based funding from Alberta Foundation for the Arts (2019), Canada Council for the Arts (2020) and Calgary Arts Development (2022). 

Photo by: Lauren Wolfe

A graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Teacher Training Program, Kristina Frykas holds her Licentiate teaching designation with the Cecchetti Society of Canada and Cecchetti International Classical Ballet. 

Kristina was a senior member of the artistic staff at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Recreational School and the Professional School’s Teacher Training Program for nearly 20 years. As well as being a ballet teacher, Kristina is certified in both Progressing Ballet Technique and Pilates. 

An advocate for the Manitoba dance community, Kristina is a former board member of Dance Manitoba and has acted as the  Manitoba Representative to the Cecchetti Society of Canada.

A partner of the Kazka Dance Collective, Kristina is also the School Director of the Sopilka Ukrainian Dance School. Under her direction the school has been awarded top Ukrainian dance school by the Manitoba Ukrainian Dance Festival for three consecutive years. Kristina has received multiple national awards for her choreography and was the recent recipient of the esteemed 2018-2019 Instructor of the Year Award presented by Ukrainian Dance World.

A passionate life long learner, Kristina frequently travels to Ukraine to continue her studies as a director, choreographer, dancer and dance educator. A trusted authority in dance, Kristina has had the honour of adjudicating several dance festivals across Canada throughout her career.

It is through these collective experiences Kristina found inspiration to create  the Kazka Dance Collective.

Photo by: ​Luckygirl Photography
Zomi (she/her) is a dance artist and instructor at House of Eights Dance Studio in Halifax. While the foundations of her movement vocabulary stem from various forms of Street Dance, learning from others along the way has also nurtured her love for Contemporary and Jazz styles. Incorporating what she learns as a student and guest in various dance forms and cultures, her own work is known for precise musicality, unique textures, and being constantly innovative for the benefit of her students.

​Photo by: Danielle Morrisey

Learn the NBS Sharing Dance Choreography!

The choreography is divided into sections and taught through step-by-step video resources, adapted for all ages. Resources support educators, community programmers for kids, programmers for seniors, dance studios, families, individual dancers and more. 

Take me to learn this year's choreography!
 

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