M.A. DANCE - DANSVETARE & DANSPEDAGOG

I have a Master of Arts degree in Dance from Université Paris 8, with feminist- and critical dance pedagogy and argentine tango as my areas of specialization.
Right now I continue my education at Stockholm University College of Music Education (SMI) and Stockholm University of the Arts (DOCH), where I study creative dance, choreography, dance didactics, contemporary dance technique and improvisation. 

I also have a bachelor in political science/sociology and I'm especially interested in issues of democracy, gender, feminist practice, empowerment and health in relation to dance.  

 

I've been teaching different couple dances - first salsa, lindyhop and then mostly argentine tango - with a norm-critical gender/queer-pedagogic approach since 2010. I've been working within popular adult education, feminist and LGBTQ organizations & communities and cultural venues in Sweden, Denmark, France and Spain.  

In the last years I’ve been DJ'ing and organizing milongas, practicas and classes at Tango Queer Paris, founded by Miranda Lindelöw in 2011. I had my tango training in Paris, Buenos Aires and Sweden with teachers such as Sandrine Navarro, Gisela Passi & Rodrigo Rufino, Maria Filali, Brigitta Winkler, Ana-Maria Shapira and currently Sara Westin & Juan Pablo Canavire (DNI Tango Stockholm). 

I've been continously practicing different dance techniques, as well as other artistic forms, since I was a child. I've also been exploring various somatic and body-mind disciplines such as yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais, Body-Mind Centering etc.
I bring this investigation in body awareness and movement analysis into my dancing and teaching. 

Professionnal experience / Dance teacher

Argentine tango & various social dances

  • Kvinnohöjdens feministiska kurs- och gästgård, Borlänge/Sweden (ongoing since 2010. facilitator of summer courses in tango)
  • ABF Stockholm/Sweden (ongoing since 2019. tango teaching)
  • Studieförbundet Bilda, Stockholm/Sweden (ongoing since 2019. tango teaching)
  • Wiks folkhögskola, Uppsala/Sweden (2019. tango teaching and DJing)
  • Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm/Sweden (2019. tango training with actors)
  • Tango Norte, Svensk-Argentinska Tangoföreningen i Stockholm (2019. tango teaching)
  • Tango BeGeer, Norrköpings tangoförening (2020. tango teaching)
  • Queer Tango Paris/France (2014, 2017. tango teaching and DJing, organization of milongas and practicas and collaboration with international guest teachers)
  • Kvindekurser (Kvindehøjskolen), Visby/Denmark (2016. teaching in tango, lindyhop, salsa)
  • RFSL, Stockholm/Sweden (2010-2012. queer salsa teaching)
  • Fårösunds folkhögskola, Gotland/Sweden (2010. teaching in salsa and lindyhop)
  • Kulturhuset Blå stället, Gothenburg/Sweden (2010. salsa teaching)
  • Various workshops in Sweden, France, Spain

Dance for children

  • Entréskolan, estetisk grundskola, Stockholm/Sweden (2020. teaching in contemporary dance, dance teaching in annual entry audition)
  • Sweden Sport Academy, Sweden (2019. teaching in various dance styles for children between 2-11 years)

Education


2019-ongoing          

Contemporary Dance Didactics, DOCH - Dans och Cirkushögskolan (30hp)
Choreography, DOCH - Dans och Cirkushögskolan (7,5hp)
Creative Dance 1, SMI - Stockholms Musikpedagogiska Institut (10hp)

2016-2018

Master of Arts - Dance, Université Paris 8/France (120hp)
Master thesis: Exploring the Notion of Feminist Pedagogy in the Dance Field (original language french)

Areas of study: movement analysis & somatic studies, analysis of corporeal practices, dance theory and history, choreographic aesthetics, art- and practicebased research.  
Intensive Introduction course to Laban Movement Analysis
Effort/Shape system, Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris                                                           

2009-2016

Bachelor of Political science - Political sociology and discrimination, Université Paris 8/France (180hp)
Dramatic Arts, University of Södertörn, Stockholm/Sweden (60hp) 
Fine Arts Education, Wiks folkhögskola, Uppsala/Sweden