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Silva Laukkanen

Director of Integrated Dance
Art Spark Texas

Silva Laukkanen loves dance. She loves movement. She loves the beautiful moments that are created in space by bodies telling stories. Her passion for dance education and choreography has taken her around the world to teach in many different environments, from senior centers, to correctional facilities, and to other educational settings. She wants to expand the notion of who can dance and where dance should happen. This inquiry sparked the idea in 2016 to start the DanceCast: a podcast to bring awareness about dance artists working outside the traditional norms as well as a book project “Breadth of Bodies.Discussing Disability in Dance”. Currently she works as the director of integrated dance at Art Spark Texas. Silva holds a dance degree from The North Karelia College of Outokumpu and a postgraduate degree in Community Dance from The Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, UK and is a certified DanceAbility teacher.

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