OUR TEAM: The All Bodies Dance Ensemble is comprised of dancers with and without disabilities. It is a diverse group of movers representing a wide range of ages, backgrounds and experience from professional dancers to those brand new to dance practice. We are an inclusive group that celebrates the unique contributions of every body and mines the endless possibilities for creativity in community.

Naomi Brand

naomi bio picNaomi is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, teacher and writer. Originally from Toronto, Naomi spent 10 years working and dancing in Calgary, before relocating to Vancouver in 2013. She holds both a BA (Dance) and an MFA (Drama) from the University of Calgary and a DanceAbility teaching certificate from founder Alito Alessi.  Read more

Mirae Rosner
 
10384274_10152805467926287_1959449404989018528_nMirae Rosner is a contemporary dance artist and expressive arts therapist who explores sensory play, spontaneous creativity, and improvisational scores for people and objects while engaging communities and instigating art in expected and unusual places. Born in Winning, Mirae moved with her family to Vancouver shortly after Expo ‘86 Read more

Sarah Lapp

1063Sarah is a dance artist with a physical disability. She holds a certification in Advanced Arts and Entertainment Management from Capilano University. In 2010, Sarah developed choreography for Coca-Cola’s featured promotional wheelchair dance performances at the Torch Relay Celebrations as part of the Paralympic Games in Vancouver. Read more

Harmanie Taylor

191Harmanie is an integrated dance artist based in Vancouver, BC. Previously based in Edmonton, Harmanie has been actively involved in the integrated dance movement since 2006 as a dancer, performer, teacher, mentor, choreographer and organizer. She has had the pleasure of studying with such dance companies as AXIS Dance (USA), Read more

Carolina Bergonzoni

13282649_10156891120285545_1038030813_o copyCarolina is a Vancouver-based Italian dance artist, yoga teacher, and Philosophy scholar. She holds a BA and an MA in Philosophy, as well as an MA in Comparative Media Arts from Simon Fraser University. Since 2008, Carolina  has been teaching dance and philosophy for children and community. In 2011, she graduated as a Read more

Rianne Švelnis

Rianne Svelnis - photo by Wendy DRianne Švelnis is a contemporary dance artist based in Vancouver, and a graduate of Modus Operandi Contemporary Dance Program under the direction of Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond. Rianne sees dance as a primal language of expression; sacred, playful, political, Read more