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Alanna Kraaijeveld (she / her)

Part-time Instructor, Contemporary Dance


Alanna Kraaijeveld is a contemporary dance artist.  Her approach to movement practice and performance is centered on context driven, collaborative practices.


Kraaijeveld has over 15years experience and continues to be a sought-after collaborator in the performing arts milieu.  Asa performer, teacher and creator, her collaborations are numerous: Company 605, École supérieure d’art dramatique (Paris), Justine Chambers, Yves Charuest, Modus Operandi, Marie Claire Forté, Studio 303, Vim Vigor, Sarah Chase, Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NYC), Opéra de Québec, William Parker, Susanna Hood,Louise Bédard, Frédérick Gravel, Elizabeth Langley, among others.


She toured internationally with Dave St-Pierre in productions Un peu de tendressebordel de merde and Foudres.  From 2004-2008 she was a company dancer of Le Groupe Dance Lab under the artistic direction of Peter Boneham.  Le Groupe Dance Lab was an international centre for the research and development of contemporary dance. Now ubiquitous in the contemporary arts milieu, the lab was one of the first of its kind, established in 1988.  Since 2015, Kraaijeveld is a student of Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek, developers of Fighting Monkey Practice. 


Kraaijeveld has a Master of Arts degree in Dance Pedagogy and has taught at institutions and organizations across Canada, in Europe, and the United States.  She represents Fighting Monkey as an *Inspire by FM instructor, and shares her knowledge of movement across various communities including dance, theatre, sports, and at-risk youth.

"I am compelled and driven by the labour of work and study.  This is ultimately what draws me to art.  I have conviction for plain ideas and find them worthy of my / our investment. I love to laugh.  I strive to make connections – with concepts, with others: as an approach it engenders direction, confusion, exposure, softness, suspension, rigor… all of which nourish and support my vitality."

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