Katya Kuznetsova is a dance artist, educator and producer. Her overall experience in community building through the arts spans over thirty years and three different countries. Although her adventures as a young dance artist began in the Russian Far East, she moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1996 and enjoyed an active career as a performer, choreographer and educator while on faculty at the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Alaska Anchorage. In 2000, she co-founded Ritmovida Dance Partnership with a focus on bringing people together through Latin dance classes, performances and events. In 2007, she co-produced the first Dance Together Alaska Festival to help build an active network between dance communities statewide. Since moving to Toronto, Canada in 2009 and earning a Master of Fine Arts in Dance Dramaturgy and Choreography, she has worked as an independent artist, community event organizer and producer. As the founder of Dance Together Project, she has built lasting partnerships in diverse communities around the GTA, in collaboration with Toronto Dance Community Love-In, Wheel Dance, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Sarah Elizabeth Centre and various retirement residencies, where she facilitates mixed abilities movement workshops. She is a co-founder and co-producer of the Dance Together Festival.