Kristine Westman

Kristine is a contemporary and jazz dancer/teacher/choreographer educated at the Ballet Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden and further educated in New York and Barcelona.

She had her base in Barcelona, Spain for nine years before returning to her home country Sweden where she nowadays works at The School of Arts in Västerås and with her own company ”Motion Emotion by Kristine”.

She is a guest teacher and choreographer at the Uniarts, the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm and at the Ballet Academy in Gothenburg and the project leader of the creative dance competion ”Skapa Dans” for young dancers.

Kristine is the founder, artistic leader and choreographer of the youth company ”Compasión Dance Company” and is an active choreographer in her hometown. She is constantly working towards guiding and inspiring young dancers into pursuing a professional dance career.

Lately, in her contemporary style, she is inspired by New York-based teachers like Jana Hicks, Max Stone, and Julia Ehrstrand.

Big movements- highly physical and technical are filling the classes together with a lot of inspiration from her former teacher Adria Ferrali and the Graham technique. Her movement phrases can be fast and percussive or lyrical and fluid but always challenging. She also gives Lyrical Contemporary Dance that is more connected with the music and focused on the style, the message and the feeling to it.

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