Graceful, eccentric, and full of character, Ksenia is one of the most interesting and versatile artists in the jazz and swing world today.
Whether she is twisting crazy “cow tail” in Charleston, dancing to be-bop, swinging out in Lindy Hop or singing with orchestras, she imbues everything she does with unique style and artistry.
She exploded onto the swing scene at Harlem 2011(Vilnius), in the solo jazz dance battle, and claiming many crowns since, but she has been in training as a professional ballroom dancer since 1996, as an actor, modern jazz dancer since 2005. She has a true mastery over different genres, underpinned by a singer’s understanding of musicality and an historian’s appreciation of authenticity. A true artist, she isn’t afraid to embrace controversial material, and she has been invited to perform her inimitable choreography at the most respected tap, swing and jazz events in Europe.
Ksenia is performing solo with internationally recognised big bands and trios such as: Christian McBride Trio (US), Georgyi Garanyan Big Band (Rus), Gentlemen & Gansters (Swe), Funk/Jazz Trio (Swe), Dave Duffy Quintet (Ireland), Soul Driven (Ireland). She creates choreographies for TV and films such as: So You Think You Can Dance’15 (Rus), Ukrain’s Got Talent’13 (Ukraine), Harbinez TV series (Rus).
Hey — if you like solo jazz and charleston dance, check out my online course: “Ksenia’s Secrets of Solo”
Three Unique Online Courses, Over 8 Hours of Content
In this unique series Ksenia will share her own way of dancing 1920’s Charleston. From her twist on original authentic moves to tricks, ideas and steps that she created. If you have seen some of Ksenia’s viral Charleston performances and would love to dance like that – these series will help you to do so! 9 chapters, 40+ videos, 2+ hours of material. This series applies to a wide range of levels: from beginners to advanced dancers.
Secrets of Improvisation is a one-of-a-kind course on ways of developing the skills of improvisation for dancers of primarily swing/ jazz style. It’s a treasure box of fresh and exciting original ideas and ideas adopted from music educators. It is a result of deep research, years of practice, experiments and of course collaborations with professional jazz musicians and dancers of various genres all over the world.
Welcome to World of Kicks! I will show you why Kicks are so effective – and how to use them safely, with style and musicality. We will integrate twists, rotations, syncopation while maintaining fluidity with the rest of your limbs. You will have an amazing new toolset to add to your solo dance repertoire, with the extra flourish that kicks bring to the table. This brand new course will be available by December 25th!