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KSENIA PARKHATSKAYA is a dancer, choreographer, singer and actress. She is one of the most versatile artists in the field of jazz dance.  Known for her sensational 20s Charleston and solo jazz dance style she has garnered over 200 million views online. She has toured the world since 2010, teaching and performing her original work in over 35 countries around the globe.

Trained in competitive ballroom dance since the age of 6, modern jazz and theatre since 2006. Ksenia’s current specialisation is solo dance styles to different types of jazz music: ragtime, swing, bebop, cool jazz, contemporary jazz, etc. 

Ksenia regularly performs with live ensembles and orchestras. To name a few, Christian McBride Trio (US), Postmodern Jukebox (US), Barcelona Jazz Orchestra (Sp), Keystone Sextet (Fr), etc.

Being a versatile soloist Ksenia Parkhatskaya is also much in demand at classical music festivals. She has performed original choreographies to jazz arrangements of classical pieces with the Paris Opera Orchestra at “Un Violon Sur Le Sable” and “Symphonie sur l’Herbe (Fr). Ksenia danced in the full length opera piece at O/Modernt (Swe) and performed for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company (US).

Play, musicianship, storytelling and individuality are the core ideas of my work.____KSENIA

KSENIA & BCN JAZZ DANCERS is an international dance troupe of Ksenia Parkhatskaya, where as choreographer she explores new movement to jazz music and creates stories through solo jazz dance and film.
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CIA KHALO is a female troupe, where Ksenia as a choreographer has a platform to explore femininity in it’s depth and diversity. Her style influences female dancers to be impressive and powerful yet elegant and feminine.
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K JAZZ FORMATION is a solo jazz dance workshop organised by Ksenia Parkhatskaya. There she teaches  jazz dance styles and improvisation techniques for dancers. Check out calendar for updates.

Music

DANCING IS SINGING WITH YOUR BODY. WHEN YOU DANCE, YOU SING AND SCAT TO ARTICULATE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING WITH YOUR BODY. WHEN YOU ARE SINGING YOU DANCE TO FEEL THE GROOVE, LET IT IN AND OUT.____KSENIA

ALONG WITH BEING A DANCER, KSENIA IS A SINGER Together with her husband, bass player and composer David Duffy, she leads her ensemble – K Quintet. The band has has performed all over the globe from at Guinness Cork Jazz Festival (Irl), La Jam (Fr)  and Happy Stomp (Sp).

A world renowned dancer Ksenia Parkhatskaya is lesser known for her songwriting. In 2018 began the process of creating her debut album “Colours”.

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solo jazz dancer Ksenia Parkhatskaya and David Duffy in regards to their jazz ensemble K Quartet close up

Film & Theatre

AS AN ACTRESS KSENIA  started in St -Petersburg theatre “Uventa” (2005 – 2009). It is there she studied drama and theatre, Stanislavskii system and M. Chekov technique under the direction of V.I.Nikolaev.

In 2017 Ksenia Parkhatskaya starred as a lead actress and dancer in an award -winning short film “Paris You Got me” (director Julie Boehm).  To name the few “Best Dance Film”, “Best Film Director” at PAMA, “Best International Short Film” at FICVI, “Best short film” at Cuenca Short Film Festival FICCión-20‘, etc.

Ksenia was nominated “Best Actress” at BokehFFF18.
Images: Paris You Got Me – all rights reserved
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Paris you got me is visually and artistically amazing. It’s a living dream, a visual feast, an emotional ride, full of joy and so colorful. A lovely mix of modern and vintage aesthetics all in an dreamy movie.”____Paris Arts & Movie Festival.(PAMA 2018)
Jazz culture has not only been serving as an entertainment, it’s an artform of survival. I wanted to bring this idea on stage and tell this story through jazz dance, music and acting. ____KSENIA

RADIO HERMITAGE
In 2016 dancer Ksenia Parkhatskaya and David Duffy brought to light a full length production – “Radio Hermitage”. It is a one woman theatre show with live jazz quintet centred around dance. The show intertwines a history of solo jazz dance with the personal story of a Russian girl escaping a tragic moment in her life through a radio station.
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