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Kaeja Projects: Moving Connections (2019 & 2020)
Elke Schroeder is a Toronto-based dance artist. A graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2005, she has worked with Lucy Rupert /Blue Ceiling Dance Alias Dance Project, TILT Sound + Motion, Frog in Hand, and with choreographers Jenn Goodwin, Amanda Acorn, Susie Burpee and Andrea Nann (among others). Currently she is creating solo works for her company One Animal, just finished a creation for L'École de Danse de Québec, and is in a new creation by Karen Kaeja.
Elke’s diverse movement background includes dance of many styles, floorwork, acrobatics, yoga, functional movement and martial arts. Her greatest influence is the Fighting Monkey Practice, created by Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea (RootlessRoot). A close student of Jozef and Linda, Elke is a designated FM instructor. In addition, she owes much credit to her other main teachers: David Zambrano, Iñaki Azpillaga and Peter Jasko. A passionate teacher, Elke has taught for organizations such as Spirit Loft (Toronto), Toronto Dance Community Love-in, L’Artère Danse, L'École de Danse de Québec, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, the University of Calgary, Ryerson Unversity, Jane Clapp/Movement for Trauma, GMD (Toronto) and YMI Dancers (Toronto).