Alanna Kraaijeveld's approach to movement training and performance is centered on context driven, collaborative practices. She prioritizes coordination and communication to accelerate skill integration and development.
Her work as an instructor is informed by her ongoing career as a professional contemporary dancer. She has over 15 years experience and continues to be a sought-after collaborator in the performing arts milieu.
Alanna shares her knowledge of movement across various disciplines including dance, theatre, and sports. She has taught at performing arts institutions and fitness and movement organizations across Canada, in Europe and the United States.
Kraaijeveld is a designated *Inspire by Fighting Monkey instructor, and studies with Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek, developers of Fighting Monkey Practice (FM). She holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Practice (Dance Technique Pedagogy) from Middlesex University in London, England.
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."