Christina Medina (Artistic Director & Choreographer)

Christina Medina embodies this attractive mix from three continents and combines extra-ordinary stage presence with technical brilliance and choreographic sense of style. One bears witness to a performance in which every gesture has importance, every stride is a choreographic statement. 
-Edith M. Wolf Perez, Tanz.at

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Christina Medina's unique choreographic voice is an intriguing blend of influences from three continents. The sensual and intricate movements in the choreographies are deeply rooted in her Philippine heritage. This is balanced by an embodiment of the vastness experienced in the Canadian Prairie landscapes with their endless horizons and extreme weather. The European influences add to this fusion by addressing speed, attitude and the intimacy of spatial relations. 

Prior to developing @tendance, Medina was a company dancer with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers Company. She had the pleasure of performing the works of Serge Bennathan, Rosemary Butcher (UK), Catherine Guerin (US/Ger), Brent Lott, Davida Monk, Julia Sasso and Tedd Senmon Robinson to name a few. Medina’s solo works have been invited to Vienna, Graz, Stuttgart, Kaunas (Lithuania), Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary and most recently to Brazil (Camacari, Curitiba, Natal, Salvador).

Medina’s teaching experience encompasses many levels. Teaching classes for professional dancers include Canada Dance Festival (representing Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers), Trip Dance, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and the Scottish Dance Theatre. As a guest faculty member of School of Contemporary Dancers Professional Program (affiliated with University of Winnipeg), Medina continues her association as a teacher and choreographer. Other endeavors included guest teacher at Anton Bruckner Universität Linz, Liz King’s D.ID, University of Calgary Dance Program, Royal Winnipeg Ballet – Professional Division, the Int. Bühnenwerkstatt (Graz), the 4. Front@ Contemporary Arts Festival in Slovenia and the Österreich Tanzt Festival in St. Pölten. Currently, she is a regular faculty member of the Music und Kunst Privat Universität der Stadt Wien (Formerly Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität)