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Movement Improvisation Workshop Jyväskylä (2022)

December 2022, a 3-hour workshop facilitated for participants of all experience levels at Mahdollisuuksien talo. Course Description

Helsinki Summer University/
Kesäyliopisto (2022)

Open-level contemporary dance and movement improvisation course for adults, taught through the Helsinki Summer University across 3-weeks and 18 sessions in June 2022.

Body of Places:

LIVE Ammattiopisto

Dance Students (2022)

Spring 2022, a 6-week course on dance improvisation and performance practices with the LIVE dance students, towards an open sharing 'Body of Places' performed to invited guests. Inclusion of diverse embodied perceptions and experiences, as well as an artistic approach toward place and presence as embodied creative resources. 

Ways into Moving:

Online course (2021)

Open to all experience levels, the course was offered weekly over 4 sessions exploring experiential ways into embodied movement and dance improvisation practices.

Exploring Meditation, Movement & Dance: online course (2021)

An online course co-taught with Juha Penttilä in January 2021, bringing together meditation and dance through explorative practices. 

Eyes of the Skin Finland (2019-2020)

Co-facilitated with Noora Västinen in Helsinki and Joensuu. See details  here.

Helsinki Summer
University (2019)

Open level contemporary dance technique and improvisation for adults taught over 9 two-hour sessions over a 3-week course.

Linguajoy English
through Arts Helsinki (2018-2021)

2018 - 2020: Teaching English to children in Helsinki, through facilitating creative crafts, music and dance lessons.

Creative Dance
Bethlehem (2017)

Facilitation of creative dance workshops to children and young adults, in collaboration with Maikki Palm at Dar al-Kalima school and Baladi dance school in Bethlehem. With thanks to the Finnish ministry of travel and Theatre Academy, Helsinki University of the Arts.

X Dance Festival
Helsinki (2016)

As part of DanceAbility Finland's inclusive dance festival, facilitating an inclusive and creative dance improvisation workshop using touch, voice and paper. This was inclusive of all ages and people of different physical, intellectual and perceptual embodiments. 

Free Dance Classes
Tāmaki Makaurau (2015-16)


A self-orgaised community dance class for families, to playfully explore creative and expressive dance together, co-arranged with Sarah Bartlett.

Step Beyond Studios 
Tāmaki Makaurau (2011-15)

2011-2015: Teaching contemporary dance technique and improvisation for youth at independent dance school in  Step Beyond Studios in Torbay, New Zealand as well as choreographing for their youth company One Step Beyond.

Nikki Marie
Dance Academy
Tāmaki Makaura (2007-10)

Teaching dance classes for pre-school aged children in various areas of Auckland, Aotearoa at Nikki Marie Dance Academy

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