Project Description

Kristina is a dancer and dance teacher with the status of cultural worker from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, and an Ishmech trainer. She has held workshops in Slovenia and abroad for more than 15 years.


When still dancing on the big stages she reached the pinnacle of her schooling in classical ballet, Horton modern dance technique, floor barre, modern jazz, Cunnigham and modern dance syntheses while training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre in New York, where she appeared in the choreography Memoria with members of the AAAD Theatre. She performed as a soloist in the choreographies of the French choreographer Fred Lasserre and the Chilean prima ballerina Maritza Galaz. She was a dancer in the winning choreography at the world championships in show dance, and was four-time national champion in show dance and pairs.


As a dancer, Kristina tells her stories through movement. In Ishmech, a unique method of active exercises that links the individual to his or her own form of movement, dancing and sensing of music, she has discovered harmony between music and the body. Using her own unique methods, she teaches others how to achieve a state in which the dancer flows with movement and music, when everything becomes one, a perfect moment.

When we dance, we embrace nascent ecstasy and let it into our heart. Ishmech awakens the seed within man, helping him grow and experience the secret of the fragrant internal blossom that is brought into complete harmony with sound, movement and nature through music.


Kristina De Ventus says about herself: “In Ishmech, when I dance without a predefined choreography, I become fluid and discover an iridescent state that leads me from moment to moment, from sensation to sensation. Dance is a new experience for me, every time. I once danced to the music; now my body responds to the music. All the instruments, even if there are 10 or 20, take over my body at once. I become free, joyful and playful. I have discovered myself in Ishmech. And I want to share that with others.”