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Katarina Rajkovic is the Founder and the Creative and Managing Director for Dance Kraze Productions , 'Dance Kraze' Open Classes , the HoneyKittens Childrens Dance Program and the HoneyKats Triple Dance Threat Company.
Katarina has trained in dance, competitive figure skating and classical piano (Royal Conservatory of Canada, Grade 8). Katarina began her formal dance instruction at the Cawthra Park School of the Arts and is a graduate from York University with an honours degree in Fine Arts Dance. During her academic pursuits, Katarina became involved in the world of professional dance in the Toronto area and furthermore upon her graduation.
Katarina guest instructed at numerous international Hip hop and Modern Jazz workshops: European Dance Championships in Arandjelovac- Serbia June 2001, Artists in Motion Network ('AIM Network') Moose Jaw Saskatchewan July /01 and Vibe The School of the Arts Winnipeg , Manitoba December 2002.
She taught guest workshops at school venues such as: Branksome Hall , Rosedale Heights, Northview Heights 03/04, Urseline College (Chattam) Oct 03/04, The Swan School (London, Ontario) /04, Cawthra Park /04,
Tapps Performings Arts /04(Orillia) and Forrester Inc- Kids Program /04.
Katarina was also a featured Hip hop and/or Modern Jazz instructor at the following conventions: The Performing Arts Educators of Canada (Stoney Creek) 03/04 , Dance Fuzion /04 ( Toronto ) , Dance Alive /04/05 (Deerhurst).
Furthermore, in August 03/04 and 05, Katarina was invited to adjudicate for The Rising Star Competition at the Canadian National Exhibition .
Katarina has instructed professional dance classes in Hip hop and Jazz at various Toronto professional dance studios such as National Dance of Canada (formerly George Randolph's), MBS , City Dance Corps and
Dance Teq at the Walter Carson Center.
Her current focus is Dance Kraze Productions , the HoneyKats and "Dance Kraze" Open Classes affiliated with George Brown Dance . Since 2004, she continues to instruct Hip hop and Jazz at George Brown College- Dance Program.
Katarina performed and/or provided choreography for the following venues:
Big Kenny Under the Sun (Music Video) for the 28 Days Soundtrack (starring Sandra Bullock), Witchblade Productions Television Pilot.
Corporate events (industrials) include:
Events Toronto , Kloda Productions and
TSN Special Olympics Sports Celebrity Festivals for the Special Olympics in Canada /99 and 01.
Theater performances include:
Circuit Party /00-Cindy Lauper backup dancer, Just Jazz (Producer Patti Milne),
Fresh Festival /01 at Harbourfront, the
University of Toronto ' Frosh Week 2001 '
Toronto Street Festival /03 .
Katarina was a featured interview on Rogers Mississauga SportsZone in /02/03, STVT- Serbian TV /04/05 and BPMTV Canada 's only dance channel /05.
Katarina has choreographed and performed with the HoneyKats at the TSN Sports Celebrity Festival for Special Olympics in Canada /01/03, The HoneyKats Gala May /02, The Special Olympics North America Aug /02, Inside Out Productions Just Jazz Workshop Showcase Nov /02, The Weekenders Awards Showcase Feb /03,
Motionball Feb /03, 'Bust A Moove!' /03,
REVIVED The HoneyKats Gala 2 /03,
Spend the Night with the HoneyKats . /04 Intensified The HoneyKats Gala III at the Betty Oliphant Theatre April /04.
The HoneyKats were featured on a commercial spot for City TV Everywhere April 2004, showcased at Class Act Dinner Theatre Jan/05 in Whitby Ont and performed 'This is What We've Got! at Dance Ontario's Dance Weekend at the Premiere Dance Theatre Jan 05.
Most recently, the HoneyKats performed at several cancer fundraisers, including 'Rethink Breast Cancer Soiree' June 2005. They also
performed at the fFida International Dance Festival, Kick Up Your Heels at the Harbourfront Center
and were featured at the Molson Indy ( Toronto ) 2005.
Katarina possesses a bold and spontaneous dance personality. Where does her energy come from? Katarina answers, "BAM, it comes from the inside, I dance from my soul. I express myself through movement; dance is my passion. I hope I can affect you with my desire and love of dance."