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With over 30 years of experience as a much appreciated educator and teaching artist, Oxana Chi brings her positive energy and innovative pedagogy to all of her classes and workshops. Her personal approach to movement and body memory, enriched by travel and studies experiences in 40+ countries around the globe, always informs her teaching. Her unique strength is to develop and teach classes that are uplifting and relaxing at the same time. Students and workshop participants always leave class feeling a sense of harmony, and with a huge smile on their faces, so that she knows that she did a good job as a teacher!

Oxana Chi started her training in movement and performing arts at the young age of 6 years old. She started by learning Eurythmy, Bothmer gymnastic, Theater/Drama, Judo and Taichi in her country of birth Germany. (For more information on Oxana Chi’s studies and career as an artist, see her vita.)

She began teaching in 1985, while she was still a student at the Gymnastic School Weber Schule. Ever since, Oxana Chi has been teaching people of all ages and all backgrounds in the fields of jazz dance, contemporary dance, gymnastics, dance fitness, Tai chi (Tàijí quán), Qi Gong, Yoga, improvisation, dance-theater, West African Dance, movement meditation and her own Oxana Chi Fusion Style.

 

Students’ impressions from the Movement Workshop Series at Pratt Institute (Fall 2019)

»The classes I attended truly brought a peace to my day. Thank you.«
Krystal Quiles, illustrator, Pratt Institute alumna

»It was exactly what I needed.«
Jess Osserman, carpenter

»I feel so much better now!«
Nancy Seidler, Intensive English Program Director, Pratt Institute

»I enjoyed the class, and the techniques you demonstrated, it was very helpful for a first timer, and you made it easy enough for me to keep up with the others. I look forward to joining your class again. We need these types of workshops!«
Lilian Jennas, Administrative Assistant, Pratt Institute

 

Teaching Experience includes following institutions:


High Schools

Schiller Gymnasium, Berlin - Charlottenburg
https://sgym.de/

 

Gottfried-Keller Gymnasium, Berlin -Charlottenburg
https://www.gks-berlin.de/

 

Ernst Friedrich Gymnasium, Berlin – Treptow
https://www.gymnasium-berlin.net/ernst-friedrich-gymnasium

 

 

Schools for Arts & Learning (public education centers)

Volkshochschule Dahme Spreewald (Königswusterhausen and Spreewald)
https://www.vhs-dahme-spreewald.de/

 

Volkshochschule Schöneberg
https://www.berlin.de/vhs-tempelhof-schoeneberg/

 

Volkshochschule City West, Berlin- Charlottenburg
https://www.berlin.de/vhs/volkshochschulen/charlottenburg-wilmersdorf/unterrichtsorte/

 

 

Community Centers: After School Program (children and teenagers) and Art Programs (all ages)

Klax Kreativwerkstatt, School for Arts & Learning (children and adults), Berlin
https://kreativwerkstatt.de/unser-kursangebot/kurse?reihe_fv=3

 

Jukuz Gérade Philipe, Berlin - Treptow
https://humanistisch.de/jukuz

 

Auxilium Weiterbildungszentrum, Higher Education Community Center, Düsseldorf

 

Naunyn Ritze, Berlin – Kreuzberg
https://www.naunynritze.de/aktuellesnews/

 

LesMigras, Lesbian Community Center (Workshop for the Event Series Tapesh), Berlin - Schöneberg
https://lesmigras.de/kontakt.html

 

GLADT, Queer Community Center, Berlin – Schöneberg (QPOCs Summer School)
https://gladt.de/

 

xart splitta, Non profit Association and Education Center, Berlin – Kreuzberg (in the series körper_n / body_ing)
https://www.xartsplitta.net/en/archiv-koerper_n/

 

 

Arts, Culture & Sports Institutions

Frauenzentrum Schokofabrik Berlin- Kreuzberg
http://www.frauenzentrum-schokofabrik.de/index.php?id=36&L=1

 

Maison Heinrich-Heine, Fondation de l’Allemagne, Paris
https://www.maison-heinrich-heine.org/?lang=fr

 

 

Universities

Pratt Institute
https://www.pratt.edu/

 

Humboldt-University of Berlin
https://www.hu-berlin.de/en

 

Europa-University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
https://www.europa-uni.de/en/index.html

 

Göttingen University
https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/1.html

 

Tampere University, Finland
https://www.tuni.fi/en

 

 

Sport clubs & yoga and Dance studios

Gelber Raum, Dance- Theater and Yoga Studio, Berlin - Kreuzberg
https://yellow-yoga.com/teachers/

 

Außer Atem Frauensport, Berlin- Schöneberg

 

Fitness Company Berlin
https://www.fitnesscompany-berlin.de/fitnessstudio-friedrichshain.html

 

Fincan Kulturverein, non profit culture cafe and yoga studio, Berlin - Neukölln
https://www.fincan.eu/

 

Dance On Us, Singapore
http://danceonus.com/