Tavia Christina is an artist, and choreographer based in Toronto. Investing in the arts at a young age, she attended the regional arts program at Cawthra Park Secondary school for Dance. Tavia is currently attending Ryerson University working towards her BFA in Performance Dance. She has had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Israel at the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, where she performed repertoires of Rami Be’er, The Cullberg Ballet and a new creation by Ilya Nikurov. Tavia has also furthered her training at a variety of summer programs which include; Batsheva Dance Company Summer Intensive, Ignite Summer Intensive and Kenny Pearl’s Emerging Artist Intensive.
In other dance streams, Tavia has dabbled in the commercial field most recently for Tourism Toronto’s commercial The Views are Different Here and performing in music videos such as Hedley’s Can’t Slow Down and Little Scream’s Dark Dances. Tavia has been fortunate to work and research with renowned artists such as: Jess Ford, Emma Portner, Hanna Kiel, Tori Mehaffey, Kate Hilliard, Lukas Malkowski, Caroline Torti, Alvin Collantes, Kristen Carcone, and MADboots Dance Company.
As an artist, Tavia exudes her passion in a multitude of forms. Always a student, she constantly invests her time in her practices; experimenting and creating in videography, photography, music, writing, choreographing and dancing. She draws inspiration from the naked body, genuine collaboration, human expression, her favourite philosophers, artists and musicians.
As an emerging choreographer, Tavia seeks humanness. She believes in work that manifests itself from the soul; work that is not just for the stage but for the mind and body. Through research and creative processes, she hopes to discover more about the uniqueness of the human body and its natural physique. Tavia also admires to produce work that is under the multidisciplinary genre, frequently crafting in other fields, she puts use her other talents (videography, text and, design) in her choreographic process. She has choreographed works for Torgan Dance Company (London,UK), Kalos Collective, Ryerson University, The Harmful, Hedley and, solo works on herself.