Alanna Kraaijeveld is a contemporary dance artist who has been active in the milieu for 15 years. She performed internationally with Dave St-Pierre, one of Canada's most sought-after choreographers, in productions Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde, and Foudres. From 2004-2008 she was a company dancer of Le Groupe Dance Lab, an international centre for choreographic research, under the direction of Order of Canada recipient Peter Boneham.
She is a close student of Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek, developers of Fighting Monkey Practice (FM). FM is an evolving movement practice centered on context driven, collaborative practices that harness intuition and whole-body coordination through play to accelerate skill development. Alanna is designated an *Inspire by Fighting Monkey instructor, and is part of a select group of practitioners that represent FM internationally.
Alanna has taught at institutions and organizations including École supérieure d’art dramatique (Paris), Circolando (Porto), Concordia University, École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, and Studio 303 (Montréal), St-Thomas University (Fredericton), Spirit Loft, T.O. Love-In, Dancemakers (Toronto), Caveman Strong (Cornwall), Movati Barrhaven and The School of Dance (Ottawa), Company 605, Simon Fraser University and Modus Operandi (Vancouver).
Alanna shares her knowledge of movement across various communities including dance, theatre, sports, and at-risk youth. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Practice (Dance Technique Pedagogy).