Cheraneva Dancer

Ekaterina Cheraneva
© Christian Knörr

Ekaterina Cheraneva is a freelance dancer and choreographer living between Berlin and Frankfurt. She holds a diploma in contemporary and classical dance from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main, an MA Choreography and Performance and an MA in Applied Theatre Studies from the University of Giessen. Her current work explores notions of rehearsal, learning/unlearning, memory and undoing. In the past she has worked closely as a performer, co-creator and choreographic consultant with choreographers such as Fabrice Mazliah, Lea Letzel, Francis Chiaverini, Janina Arendt, Ksenia Ravvina, Yasmeen Godder as well as visual artists such as Anne Imhof ('Nature Morte' 2021, 'Faust and 'Faust Jr. 2017, 'Angst I, II' 2016), Dudu Quintanilha, Gabriele Rendina Cattani, Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite ('Brood'). She was a member of The Forsythe Company from 2010 to 2015 and a founding member of HOOD (Host Organisation fOr proDuction), which had an artistic fellowship at PACT Zollverein from 2017 to 2019. Together with Fabrice Mazliah, she currently runs the project space Werkstatt in Frankfurt, which was funded by #TakePart and from October 2021 by Tanzpakt Reconnect. She was a #TakeCareResidency fellow with her ongoing research study on 'How Waters Move'. Ekaterina has been working as a dancer with Ballett Basel since August 2023.

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