NEAZ KOHANI

is a professional choreographer and dance teacher based in Los Angeles, CA. Her choreography is known for being rooted in emotional connectivity and storytelling, who’s movement becomes cathartic for those who dance it. Neaz’s pieces have been featured at the San Fransisco Dance Film Festival, LA’s Premier Showcase, Clube Jete, at Rage Night Club, SUMMIT LA, and the G’DAY USA Gala. She has had the honor of choreographing for numerous artists, dance companies, and dance teams throughout the U.S. including The Plain White T’s, Odette, the Sokamba Performing Arts Company and others. She is currently on faculty at Downtown Dance and Movement where she teaches weekly heels and contemporary classes. Here, she is able to provide safe spaces for dancers to engage in community and build confidence. Neaz loves to create movement that tells a story, diving into people’s hearts with raw, undisguised emotions. Her ability to empower her dancers and create choreography that embodies each person’s unique abilities allows her pieces to have a deeper impact and reach a variety of audiences. Neaz emphasizes and cultivates a culture of collaboration amongst her dancers and creates work that speaks to the soul.