Dance is a good friend who is always there for me, who accepts me and inspires me to stay open and curious. I love the way dance lets me experience how precious and fragile the relationships between people, things, time and space are. I appreciate when I’m given the opportunity to communicate with other people and the world through dance. It helps me to share what I’ve found, explored and achieved, what I’m still looking for, what I doubt, what I’mexperiencing, and what I believe in sharing my mission and vision.
Nastia Ivanova studied contemporary and classical dance at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main. She was then a freelancer in Frankfurt’s independent dance scene, where she worked with Nina Vallon, Kaya Kołodziejczyk, Ekaterine Giorgadze and Jason Adam Jacobs, among others. From 2015 to 2017 she danced with Emanuel Gat Dance, from 2017 to 2018 with Corpus in Copenhagen, and from 2019 to 2022 with Norrdans in Härnösand, Sweden. She has worked with choreographers and artists such as Martin Forsberg, Ludvig Daae, Nicole Beutler, Stina Nyberg, Tilman O’Donnell, Jenny Nordberg and Carl Olson. She has danced in a number of pieces by Ioannis Mandafounis, including “One One One”.