Kata Juhász

Performing Arts

Kata Juhász is a freelance dancer, performer, choreographer, dance and pilates teacher. Ice-skated in her childhood, later studied classical ballet and modern dance at Budapest. First appeared on stage dancing in musicals in 1991 while attending Medical University then graduating as physician. She studied classical and Graham technique in Columbus, Ohio in 1992. Became familiar with contemporary dance on Tanzwochen in Vienna, during scholarships in Paris and at the Centre National de la Danse Contemporaine in Angers. There she worked -among others- with Carlotta Ikeda. In 1998 she participated in Dance Web Scholarship Programme in Vienna.


In 1998, together with its eponym, founded the Hungarian Pal Frenak Company and she was a solo dancer of it until 2006. In 2003 she was a guest choreographer of Ex…It! 03 (Germany) “Butoh meets contemporary dance”. She was donated the Viktor Fülöp Award for Choreographers by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture. In 2010/11 she participated as a dancer in Nigel Charnock’s piece called Revolution. She has practiced as Pilates (BASI) teacher as well.


She has presented her own choreographic works since 2005, and has toured them in Macedonia, Egypt, Poland, Italy and Romania among others. Her first movie “Maya” was selected in the 42nd Hungarian Film Week competition in the short films category and was the opening movie of CINEDANS Festival 2010 in Amsterdam. She has taught contemporary dance at the Dance Conservatoire of Győr, dance anatomy and performance workshops since 1996 all over Hungary and in several countries: Japan, Germany, France, Poland, Israel and Russia. She founded MU Terminal postgraduate dancers’ education program in 2005 and the INPUT Education Program at 2009. Her former pupils dance/d in Cullberg Ballet, Rosas, Cirque du Soleil, Le Ballet C de la B etc.

She founded her own company in 2006. Recently developed a full repertory targeted to different age-groups from the youngest audiences till the elderly or to labour class people.