Tavia Christina is a multi-hyphenate artist who embraces their ethereal nature as a driving force in both artistic expression and research. Tavia’s work blends genres between dance, theatre and performance art.
As Artistic Director of Near & Far Projects, their choreographic research and development is informed by improvisation, voice work, and a deep connection with surrounding ecology. Their practice is based in somatic movement and spiritual endurance.
They have a background in western contemporary dance training from Toronto Metropolitan University as well as curation, acting, poetry, and film. They have been a resident artist at the Toronto Dance Theatre in 2023-2024, Toronto Heliconian Club 2019-2022, and Naked State 2018. Their film works screened at the Dance Ontario Festival 2024, Guelph Dance Festival (Guelph, ON), Mile Zero Dance Festival (Edmonton, AB) and New Blue Dance Festival (Toronto, ON). As a choreographer, they have presented work at The Museum (Hamilton,ON), Toronto Fringe Festival, The Citadel, Long Winter and Dance Makers.
As a freelance dance artist, they have had the privilege of working with artists such as Sophie Dow, Kéïta Fournier Pelletier, Aria Evans, and Willi Dorner.
Tavia joined the artistic team of Chimera in 2022 as part of Haunted Dances, and is currently in creation process of a new work by Malgorzata Nowacka-May.