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Ketevan Zazanashvili

Founder of Tbilisi Inclusive Dance Company, choreographer;

Founder and President of the Georgian National Wheelchair Sports Dance Federation;

Group fitness trainer in "Octopus" fitness club

Date of Birth

26.08.1987

RESUME

Education

2009-2011 _ University of Warsaw, MA in Political Science _ (Degree program in English);

2004- 2008 _ Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, BA in Humanities; studied Russian Language and Literature;

1999-2004 _ 44, Kakabadze Tbilisi Secondary School. Continued secondary school and high school;

1994-1999 _ Educational Complex and Art School No. 1685, Moscow, Russia. Finished primary and started secondary education.       

 

Work Experience

Jan 2020- Present _ FULL member of World Inclusive Dance Association _ Providing projects, trainings, conferences and educational programs in the direction of inclusive performing arts and wheelchair dance sport;

Jan 2017- present _ Founder of ‘Tbilisi Inclusive Dance Company’ _ Choreographer and Artistic Director of ‘Tbilisi Inclusive Dance Company’ for disabled and non-disabled dancers. Company produces theater and dance performances using Contemporary, Dance Sport and Mixed styles;

Dec 2014 – Present _ Founder and President of Georgian National Wheelchair Dance Sport Federation. Tbilisi, Georgia;

Feb 2020- present _ Group fitness trainer at oktoupus fitness club/ Daily group fitness classes

July 2019-oct 2019 _ Tbilisi International Festival of theater/ studio wayne Mcgregor performance _ choreographer/Dance Group manager;

Nov 2018-June 2019 _ türkiye omurilik felçlileri derneği/ spastic injury association of turkey _ Choreographer/dancer;

sept 2018 _ Tbilisi International Theater Festival _ Choreographer for an inclusive dance play

‘The other way’ _ choreographer, stage director, lighting director of the theater performance ‘the other way’

May 2018 - June 2018 _US embassy Tbilisi Project  _ ‘tolerance and inclusion week’

Choreographer;

March 2020 _ istanbul zumba festival _ Titanic hotel kartal _ team georgia presentation;

august 2018 istanbul masterclasses: the green park pendik hotel&convention center,

 polat hotel, bosphorus city apartments sports club

jUne 2018 _ Pedro camacho international presenter team masterclasses in yerevan, armenia:

botanic garden, ‘lady zone’ fitness club, hotel ‘best western’;

march, May, July 2017 Masterclasses in baku azerbaijan: aquatic palace, buta dance school

august 2016 istanbul masterclasses at ‘sports international’ (sisli, atakoy, kadikoy)

May 2017- Nov 2018 _ ZUMBA and personal fitness instructor _ ‘Mix Time’ Fitness Club

Oct 2017- March 2018 _ ZUMBA fitness licensed instructor. wellness complex ‘CLUB 71’

Zumba fitness classes. Tbilisi Georgia

Jun 2017 – Jan 2019 _ Wheelchair Dance Sport trainer _ Georgian National Paralympic Committee. Tbilisi, Georgia

Dance Sport Classes for wheelchair users – Latin and European Programs, basic physical education and strengthening.

MAY 2016-MAY 2017 _ US EMBASSY TBILISI _ ZUMBA FITNESS INSTRUCTOR _ Zumba fitness classes in the US Embassy – Tbilisi, Georgia;

Jan 2014-Jun 2014 _ Polish Embassy Georgia and “RITA” foundation project ‘rozkwitam w tancu’. Choreographer for the inclusive dance performance ‘see through my eyes’. Tbilisi, Georgia

Dec 2014-July 2016 _ Manager, Owner, Dance instructor _ ‘Bambata’ Dance Club. tbilisi, georgia

jan 2013-Dec 2013 _ Fitness and circuit fitness instructor. ‘CONTOURS’ fitness club. Tbilisi, Georgia

March 2013 _ UN Congress on the Status of Women – CSW57 new york, ny, usa _ Delegate to the UN Congress in New York as a non-governmental sector representative.

August 2012 – Dec 2012 _ Fitness instructor and circuit fitness instructor. ‘CURVES’ Fitness club. Baku, Azerbaijan.

june 2011- may 2012 _ Dance instructor. ‘Akademia Tanca M&I Sulewscy’ Dance academy, Warsaw, Poland.

Certifications, projects and awards​

December 2020 _ Inclusive Dance World Vision Online Festival _ Representing the country of Georgia with the Georgian Dance Masterclass;

April-May 2022 _ Delegate from Georgia to the Global Sports Mentoring Program. Honored to be selected by the US Embassy Georgia for the GSMP to the University of Tennessee to design and implement an action plan for the project;

12 Nov – 14 Dec 2020 _  ArtAccess project participant. Project implemented by the British Council Ukraine: a series of online networking sessions to find the potential partners and donors for the projects in the field of arts;

6 Oct-17 Nov 2020_ Global Sports Mentoring Program Training on Grant Writing. Participant (online);

25-28 Nov 2020 _  International Conference ‘Art without Borders’ Baku, Azerbaijan. Speaker, Delegate from Georgia;

24 Sep 2019 _ UK/Georgia Forum ‘Unlimited-Making the Right Moves’ in the Parliament of Georgia. Speaker on panel discussion on development of inclusive performing arts in Georgia.

28 April 2019 _ STRONG by ZUMBA official certificate for High Intensity Interval Training. SYNC member;

8-10, Nov 2018 _ British Council Certificate of Completion of the Training: Project

Proposal Writing and Management for the Arts Sector;

Oct. 2018 – Pope Francis visit. Choreographer for the inclusive dance performance at ‘St. Kamil’s Rehabilitation Center’. Tbilisi,Georgia;

3-5, Oct 2018 _ Project: Pushing the Limits. Inclusive Practices International Festival

and Conference. The host on the opening of the festival, translator

(direct translation). AWARD for the best creative collective 2018

for the project ‘THE OTHER WAY’. Ureki, Georgia;

14, Sept 2018 _ POUND Fitness Pro Training. POUND fitness license. Dubai, UAE;

20 April 2018 _ Assistant of the Choreographer during 3 days inclusive and improvisation dance trainings with CandoCo Dance Company, organized by British Council of Georgia and held in Marjanishvili Theater;

March 2018 _ Speaker on the Disability Arts Symposium “UNCOMMON GROUNDS”. Topic: inclusive performing arts development in Georgia on the show _ case example of ‘Tbilisi Inclusive Dance Company’. Manchester, UK;

18-22, Feb 2018 _ Speaker on the international disability arts conference in the frames of the British Council project UNLIMITED: ART WITHOUT BORDERS. Topic: Georgian National Wheelchair Federation and development of inclusive performing arts in Georgia. Kiev, Ukraine;

2017 _ MAC Georgia and Peace Corp. Georgia project “Let’s Play Together’. Integrated dance lessons volunteer;

24-28, February and 25-30, April 2018 _ ‘CandoCo’ Dance Company (London) Masterclasses in Tbilisi _Assistant of the Choreographers;

October 2017 _ Residency in STOPGAP Dance company (for disabled and non disabled dancers) – certification in inclusive dance practices. London, UK;

September 2017 _ Delegate to the project of British Council ‘Unlimited: Art without

Borders” inclusive performing arts festival. Glasgow UK;

15-18, August 2016 _ Participant in the workshop by ‘GECKO’ physical theatre, by

initiative of British Council Georgia. Batumi, Georgia;

2 July 2016 _ ZIN (Zumba Instructor Network) Academy in London. Special masterclasses and boosts for Zumba fitness licensed instructors. London, GB;

21 June 2016 _ Performer on “Dancing with the Stars’ Georgia. Special show ‘Hallelujah’.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5nM4Pp4weI

13 – 17, August 2015 _ ZUMBA Fitness Instructors Convention 2015 – US, Orlando, FL (participant). The biggest event in the fitness world – convention includes 4 days of intensive trainings and learning courses only for licensed ZUMBA fitness instructors. Orlando, FL, US

16, August 2015 _ ZUMBA Kids Certificate. Orlando, FL, US. Allows to teach fitness for kids;

20, June 2015 _ TEDxTBILISI. Speaker/performer with the topic of inclusive

dance: What I learned from Inclusive Dance? Tblilisi, Georgia

Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ_K1YxS0LA&t=37s

April 2015 _ Kazakhstan Open Wheelchair Dance Sport Championship. silver (2nd place) in the freestyle discipline. Astana, Kazakhstan;

September 2014– January 2015 _  The participant and the Winner of popular TV Show ‘Nichieri’ (Georgia’s got Talent), specialty – wheelchair dance. Tbilisi, Georgia;

Link to the final performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ6IzEEBpF016,

August 2014 _ First instructor to represent Georgia on ZUMBA Fitness Instructors Convention 2014 - US, Orlando, FL;  (participant). The biggest event in the fitness world – convention includes 4 days of intensive trainings and learning courses only for licensed ZUMBA fitness instructors. With the completion of the courses instructors gets special online badge and certificate of completion, Orlando, FL, US

14, March 2014 _ ZUMBA STEP Certificate. Poznan, Poland. Allows to teach  ZUMBA with special riser called step, to intensify the workout of the lower body.

21, January 2012 _ ZUMBA Fitness Basic1 Certificate. Allows to teach ZUMBA fitness for adults from 16-55 years. Istanbul, Turkey;

 

Publications

* On Mind, Body, Movement...Dance

http://www.dancearchives.net/2012/02/27/from-ketevan-zazanashvili-mind-body-movementdance/

* Philosophy of Partnership and Success

http://www.dancearchives.net/2012/04/10/philosophy-of-partnership-and-success-by-ketevan-zazanashvili/

* Dance with the sense…

http://www.dancearchives.net/2012/07/28/from-ketevan-zazanashvili-dance-with-the-sense