2017 Individual Class Teachers

Lydia Love (NY, USA)

Lydia Love is an enthusiastic sex-worker, professional trans-feminine muse, polyamorous relationship guru, experimental erotic performance artist, and resident soft-place-to-fall-at-the-end-of-the-day. She has a calling for holding space.

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Anna Maynard (NC, USA)

Anna Maynard is an emerging artist in the fields of Photography and Contemporary Modern dance. She has spent a lifetime studying and molding her crafts in to what they are today.

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Maybel Ovalles (Venezuela/USA)

From Venezuela and living in NYC, Maybel Ovalles has researched fields of knowledge such as dance, authentic movement, physical theater and improvisation, authentic relating, and family constellation

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Anthony Lione (NY, USA)

Anthony Lione has organized nudist, shame-free, and intimacy-building experiences in NYC, Hamburg Mountains NJ, Black Rock City NV, and South Florida using social nudity and authentic relating/circling tools.

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Rob Kancler (NY, USA)

Rob Kancler is a coach, bodyworker and teacher who holds an interdisciplinary background as a researcher of holistic health, permaculture, CI and Nonviolent Communication. He is most excited to promote personal empowerment & global responsibility through self-awareness, ecological literacy, and by supporting people to amplify their experience of pleasure, intimacy, embodiment & context.

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Rosalind Holgate Smith (Wales, UK)

Rosalind is a Dance Artist and Somatic Movement Practitioner. She creates immersive installations and performances for gallery and site-specific environments, often engaging with with raw materials such as soil, water and slate.

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Christos Galanis (Canada/Scotland)

Christos Galanis has been exploring improv and movement for over twenty years, including an ongoing love-affair with the Earthdance community and the lands that host it. He is passionate and excited for exploring the potential for somatic/improv practices as tools for decolonizing relationships with Land/Spirit/Body.

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Sasha Lasdon (WI, USA)

The Bossy Dance: Beyond "Yes" and "No" When saying yes to the form includes saying no to a momentary circumstance. We will examine and play with increasing the clarity of our offerings while we dance. Whether we participate in the improvisation through solo, duet,...

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Kathleen Rea (Toronto, Canada)

Kathleen Rea danced with Ballet Jörgen Canada, National Ballet of Canada & Tiroler Landestheater (Austria). Kathleen is a certified instructor of the Melt Method (Hand and Feet) and teaches Contact Dance Improvisation at George Brown Dance and Niagara College…

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Moti Zemelman (MA, USA)

Moti Zemelman, MFA, began practicing Contact Improv 28 years ago. Over the past 20 years he has taught and performed across USA, Canada, Central America, Mexico, Europe and Israel.

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Alyssa Lynes (USA/Spain)

Alyssa Lynes is a dancer and teacher interested in how communication and creative expression play out in partner dance forms. Alyssa grew up in MA, dancing many performative dance styles

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Sasha Bergmann (MA, USA)

Sasha Bergmann grew up dancing before she walked, surrounded by modern dance her whole life since her mother went to Juilliard and is a professional dancer. Always connected to the arts, Sasha now teaches ceramics full-time

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Kaitlin June (NC, USA)

Kaitlin June was born a Scorpio child in the foothills of North Carolina to a family of movers, shakers and artists. Kaitlin is a voice-doula and a lover of the sun, soil, and song.

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Deb Grant (ME, USA)

Deb Grant is a Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Educator, somatic therapist and psychotherapist with 20 years’ practice. Her varied background in dance, mime, and theater informs her teaching approaches to movement, improvisational dance and psychotherapy.

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Brad Johnston (Toronto, Canada)

Brad came to contact improvisation at the age of 50 after his body got his attention with a burst appendix. His background is yoga, Aikido, somatic awareness, an Honours B.A. in Psychology and Theatre, training as a life coach…

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Abbi Jaffe (VT, USA)

Abbi Jaffe is an embodiment activist and teacher, social worker, bodyworker and community builder. She authentically moves like a playful and listening animal, dancing with the earth in each moment. Abbi inspires others to follow their own body’s curiosity and impulses, unleash their radiant resilience, and to be exquisite.

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