Contact Us

Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy
1929 Bayview Ave, Unit G30
Toronto, ON, M4G 3E8
(Bayview Ave & Eglinton Ave E)

Phone: 416-486-8731
Fax: 416-486-3860
Email: bwa@uhn.ca

Hours of operation

Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm

Liza KalashnikovaPerformer, Dance Instructor, and Researcher

Liza Kalashnikova is a freelance dancer, and obtains a M.Sc. in Kinesiology and Health Science. Elizabeth has been extensively involved in performing for a range of professional dance companies, as well as in commercial work. Elizabeth began her training at the Canadian Ballet Theatre, and performed in their productions of "The Nutcracker" and "Giselle” at the Winter Garden Theatre. She has also been cast as a dancer for various TV shows, including the CW show “Reign” (all four seasons), as well as the pilot episode for the show "Mary Kills People". In addition, Elizabeth has worked for the Opera Atelier Ballet Company for several years now, on world-known productions, such as “Persee” and “the Marriage of Figaro”, performed at the Elgin Theatre, Toronto, and the Royal Opera House in Versailles, France. Her research at York University dealt with exploring the dance movement therapy as a quality physical activity for people with Parkinson’s, looking at their experiences with the Dancing with Parkinson’s program. This project developed Elizabeth’s deep passion for health studies and helping those with disabilities. The years of experience working as a performer, dance instructor, and researcher have not only developed her skills required as an artist, but an enthusiasm for physical activity being incorporated into a healthcare settings in general.