Educator & Teaching Artist



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

Workshop Participant Impressions, Waldorf WECAN Conference 2021

»That was perfect and healing and beautiful. Thank you so much. What joy!«
Megan Gill, WECAN Board Member, City of Lakes Waldorf School Teacher


»Thank you for awakening the day!«
Christeen Urquhart, Waldorf Teacher


Teaching Experience includes following institutions:


Freie University Berlin


Pratt Institute


Humboldt-University of Berlin


Europa-University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)




WECAN Conference North America


World Association of Puppetry and Storytelling Arts Conference, Ghent NY, USA


9th International Bet Debora Conference, Belgrade, Serbia



High Schools / Elementary Schools

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School - Ghent NY, USA


Brooklyn Waldorf School - New York, USA


Schiller Gymnasium, Berlin - Charlottenburg


Gottfried-Keller Gymnasium, Berlin - Charlottenburg


Ernst Friedrich Gymnasium, Berlin – Treptow



Schools for Arts & Learning (public education centers)

Volkshochschule Dahme Spreewald (Königswusterhausen and Spreewald)


Volkshochschule Schöneberg


Volkshochschule City West, Berlin- Charlottenburg



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

Naunyn Ritze, Berlin – Kreuzberg


Jukuz Gérade Philipe, Berlin - Treptow


Auxilium Weiterbildungszentrum, Higher Education Community Center - Düsseldorf


LesMigras, Lesbian Community Center (Workshop for the Event Series Tapesh), Berlin - Schöneberg


GLADT, Queer Community Center, Berlin – Schöneberg (QPOCs Summer School)


Klax Kreativwerkstatt, School for Arts & Learning - Berlin


xart splitta, Non profit Association and Education Center, Berlin – Kreuzberg (in the series körper_n / body_ing)



Culture, Sport, Yoga & Dance Institutions

Frauenzentrum Schokofabrik Berlin- Kreuzberg


Gelber Raum, Dance- Theater and Yoga Studio, Berlin - Kreuzberg


Außer Atem Frauensport, Berlin- Schöneberg


Fitness Company Berlin


Fincan Kulturverein, non profit culture cafe and yoga studio, Berlin - Neukölln


Dance On Us, Singapore