Katherine Semchuk


Choreographer – Market Dances

Katherine is a dance-based collaborator, performer and instructor currently based in Tkaronto (Treaty 13 Territory). She is a graduate of Victoria School of the Arts and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre where she was the recipient of the Kathryn Ash Leadership Award. Katherine has had the pleasure of working with Good Women Dance Collective (GWDC), Kaeja d’Dance, Kylie Thompson, Mateo Gallindo Torres, Meghann Michalsky, Mile Zero Dance, Nostos Collectives, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Sasha Ivanochko, and Naishi Wang. She feels liberated when she is able to act as a physical portal for her own and other collaborator’s stories, ideas and sketches.

She continues to investigate her own creative practice and has presented her work through numerous festivals and platforms including Feats Festival of Dance, Mile Zero Dance, and Expanse Festival. Katherine’s artistic work has been supported by Edmonton Arts Council and Alberta Foundation for the Arts.


Katherine is a co-artistic director of Nostos Collectives and a program coordinator for Kaeja d’Dance.  Her passion for sharing has brought her to teach at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Canada’s National Ballet School, Canadian Ice Academy, Ballet Edmonton, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, The University of Alberta, Edmonton Public School Board, and YYC Contemporary Training.


Photo: Kendra Epik