Johanna Bergfelt, a native of Sweden, graduated from The Royal Swedish Ballet School in 1989. She has an extensive performance background beginning with Östgötabaletten, where she worked for six years; she later joined Norrdans, and Barents Dance Ensemble. Since coming to Canada in 2000, she has worked with Kate Alton, Darcey Callison, The Chimera Project, Kaeja d’Dance, Louis Laberge-Côté, Pro Arte Danza, Kathleen Rea, Holly Small, Santee Smith, and William Yong; she was also a company dancer with Toronto Dance Theatre for six years. She has been nominated three times for a Dora Mavor Moore Award, for her role in Sly Verb with Toronto Dance Theatre, for Scharachnia by Louis Laberge-Côté, and as part of the ensemble for Unfinished 32 by Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek.
Apart from performing, Bergfelt teaches regularly at Canada’s National Ballet School, In Studio, GMD, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and Toronto Dance Theatre, as well as teaching Pilates at Riverdale Pilates. Bergfelt has also collaborated with Yvonne Ng as a rehearsal director on several productions.