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Zhenya Cerneacov | Co-Artistic Director


Featured as one of Canada’s “Bright young things you need to know” by Flare Magazine

in the cover story “GENERATION NEXT”, “a versatile performer ...

[with] ample athletic talent and natural stage charisma."

Michael Crabb (Toronto.com) Zhenya Cerneacov was born in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

In 2006 Zhenya moved to Canada where he quickly became an active

member of the contemporary dance scene performing with multitude of

companies including Danny Grossman Dance Company, Coleman&Lemieux Compagnie,

Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Chimera Project, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and Kaeja d’Dance. 

Zhenya is co-founder and co-choreographer for the “Throwdown Collective”

with which he co-created three critically acclaimed commissions for Dusk Dances,

and a stage piece presented at “dance: made in canada 2015” which won the Audience Choice Award.

In 2011 Zhenya co-founded “The School of Cadence Ballet” with partner Courtnae Bowman

with whom he shares artistic direction. For the past 9 years

Zhenya has been a member of the core ensemble of Dusk Dances.