Katja Cheraneva

Katja Cheraneva is a freelance dancer and choreographer based between Berlin and Frankfurt. She holds a Diploma from HfMDK, Frankfurt (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Zeitgenosische und Klassische Tanz) and an MA in arts from MA CuP (Choreography und Performance), ATW, Giessen (Angewandte Theater Wissenschaft).

Her recent work explores notions of rehearsal/rehearsing, learning/unlearning, memory, and undoing. In the past, she has worked in close collaboration 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 has been a member of The Forsythe Company (2010-2015) and a founder member of HOOD(Host Organisation fOr proDuction) that held an artistic fellowship at PACT Zollverein from 2017 – 2019.

Together with Mazliah, she is currently managing a project space, Werkstatt in Frankfurt, that got support through #TakePart and, as of October 2021, Tanzpakt Reconnect.

She was a stipend of #TakeCareResidency with her ongoing research Study on How Waters Move. 
She has joined Yasmeen Godder’s Company between the years 2021 – 2022 for the production Practicing Empathy #2by2: performed in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Munich (Germany) and Kortrjk (Belgium).

Photo by: Nadine Fraczkowski