The Canadian artist Kristen Cere has close to 20 years of experience dancing, choreographing and teaching in Europe and North America.
As a professional dancer, she has performed pieces 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.
Over the years, she has created pieces for companies and festivals such as Dresden SemperOper Ballet (Germany), Korzo Theater (Holland), Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, NW Dance Project (USA), Festival des Arts de Saint Sauveur, Festival Quartiers Danses and 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.
Presently based in Montreal, her work has explored how human beings in difficult situations or states can benefit from dance emotionally, mentally and physically. She continues to use dance as a medium to help others respond to basic human needs and is fascinated by its therapeutic aspects, intertwining philosophy, human growth and healing through the art of movement and somatic-based approaches.