Jenia Kasatkina studied modern and contemporary dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, Codarts. During her education and after her graduation in 2009 she has worked with several companies and choreographers such as: Anouk van Dijk, Jack Gallagher, Arno Schuitemaker, Leine&Roebana, Norrdans, De Stilte, United-C, among others. In 2012 Jenia became a certified Countertechnique teacher and at the moment she is teaching in different places and companies in Holland and abroad, such as Danish Dance Theatre (Denmark), Skånes Dansteater (Sweden), Norrdans (Sweden), Codarts Rotterdam University of the Arts (Netherlands), AHK Amsterdam School of the Arts (Netherlads), HJS (Netherlands), De Stilte (Netherlands), TSEKH International Centre for Dance and Performance (Russia), BaletMoskva (Russia), Tanzquartier Wien (Austria), Ballet Landestheater Linz (Austria), Staatstheater Kassel 2015 Kassel, (Germany), Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Belgium) among the others. For the past few years Jenia is working in collaboration with the Holland Opera (Netherlands) as a choreographer.
The Countertechnique class is a contemporary dance technique class. It stretches, coordinates and strengthens the body, making the dancer sweat, build stamina and really move. The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique principles in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components, working towards luscious movement combinations and jumping at the end. The Countertechnique class results in dancers using less energy, losing their fear of taking risks and gaining speed in changing direction.