Tanja Woloshen

Tanja Woloshen


Tanja Woloshen is a dance artist, movement specialist, teacher, and cosmic heart snuggler. Her practice investigates butoh dance as queer embodiment, shapeshifting, and dimensions of recognition. Recent projects include performance collaborations with One Trunk Theatre, Young Lungs Dance Exchange and Inner Fish Performance Co. She has also worked with Alternator Gallery, Kelowna Art Gallery, fina gallery, and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Festival. She assistant directed for Tom Stroud, his adaptation of "A Doll's House" for The Winnipeg Fringe Festival; and for The Master Playwright: Churchill Festival, she was assistant director to Hope McIntyre for "Fen"; and to Virginie Magnat for "Dream Migrations" (UBCO). She graduated with Honours from the University of Winnipeg, and has her MFA in Performance Studies from UBC-Okanagan. She was also a sessional instructor at both Universities, teaching Advanced Movement for Actors, The Body In Performance: Eastern Traditions, and Introduction to Performance: Improvisation. She has received many grants for her dance research from Manitoba and Winnipeg Arts Councils, and UBC-Okanagan. She is currently on faculty at Manitoba Theatre for Young People, and Osborne Street Dance Club.