Tanja Faylene Woloshen's dance journey is characterized by the openness of seeing. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and perhaps because of this prairie upbringing, she has always been deeply interested in space and expansive perspectives. From Winnipeg, she began a movement westward, spending years on the BC coastline, and in the Hawaiian Islands. Throughout these years, her dance and movement praxis has expanded from codified forms of ballet jazz, and modern, to integrate the organic and instinctual forms of contact improvisation, improvisation, and Japanese Butoh. She works between dance studies, theatre studies, performance studies, queer theory, installation, collage, wellness, philosophy, product, & process, exploring relationships with nature, and intrinsic wildness She is attracted to moving explorations of transformation and inclusive ways of seeing. Her early years were immersed studying at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, U Calgary's Dance Program, and at Maindance (Vancouver), and is a Theatre graduate from U Winnipeg (BA Hon.), has an MFA in Performance Studies from UBC-Okanagan, and also a BEd from U Winnipeg. Tanja has received many grants from Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Councils, and UBC, and maintains a steady dance and theatre education practice for all ages.