Eva is a professional contemporary dancer who has worked with many contemporary and ballet choreographers and companies including: The Australian Ballet, Graeme Murphy, Maina Geilgud, Stanton Welch, Paulina Quinteros, Shane Carroll and many others.
She was trained in techniques including: Graham, Limon, Vagonova, Balanchine, RAD and more, by: Debbie Ellis, David Atkins, Madame Tang, Mr Wang, Tanya Pearson, Natarsha Noble, Christine Keith and Jodi Wintz-Rose, to name a few.
She has been teaching and choreographing for the past twelve years and is passionate about imparting her knowledge to the next generation. Eva is committed to providing the best and most complete training, setting her students up for a truly successful career in dance.
She includes instruction in: technique, acting, history, make-up, stage-craft, theatre & so much more.
"Since starting at Dansatori Studios, I can't believe the difference in my two daughters. Their dancing ability has been profound. As a teacher, Eva Crainean brings so much professionalism and passion to her classes. Her commitment and dedication is inspiring, not only to me, but to my daughters as well. The girls have learnt so much more about the fundamentals, technique, hard work, transcending elements and the sheer joy of dance through all of their classes. Dansatori gives children the possibilities to experience what exists in themselves." -Lisa Owen
"There are many moments in life that change the paths we take...one of those moments was when we stepped into Dansatori and met Eva Crainean. Eva has taught my daughter the true meaning of dance which is not about sparkling costumes you wear in an eisteddfod or how many trophies you have on your shelf, but rather, it is about hard work, passion, artistry and capturing the audience's hearts.The training has ignited and sparked my daughter's transformation into a completely different dancer who brings tears to my eyes. Eva is a remarkable woman and a wonderful mentor to all of her students. She is an ingenious artist with a God given gift for choreography. She offers a style of training that is unlike anything else available in the Illawarra. Dansatori has put my daughter on a truly wonderful path to a future career in dance where the work has been nothing short of captivating." -Michelle Sadolewski
"Her contributions to modern dance will no doubt be immeasurable. As a principal dancer, chereographer, artistic director and teacher Eva Crainean continues to inspire her students, dancers, audiences and industry critics. Throughout Australasia she continues to build on her numerous individual and collective accolades. She remains devoted to directing her company and teaching others the beauty of dance. Her choreography is distinguishable by the incorporation of everyday gestures and captivating dance moves. Through her vision and expertise of body language, she is able to convey unforgettable emotions and imagination within her work. Crainean’s teachings are known for their excitement, originality, drama, warmth, wit, and musicality. Her works tend to be about the portraits of life’s galleries, focusing on inner feelings, narrative, and life changing experiences." -Carolina Vaaranen