Fedor and Alina have been working together for about 7 years, teaching African-American dances both locally and internationally, as well as researching its history and anthropology. As a result of their passion to cultures and dancing, they created a festival of African-American dance, Evolution Solo Weekend, that they are running for 5 years already at the home studio, Casa Latina in St. Petersburg
She likes to understand dance as a way to reconnect with oneself, to know the body, to express the vitality of music and to share generously the experience with others as a game to communicate and live.
Recently, he has given classes at different festivals both inside and outside of Spain, and has held stays as a teacher in Valencia and Madrid. Currently, he continues his exploration as a solo dancer in the city of Barcelona, where he also leads a couple of projects related to dance culture and jazz music.
Abeth believes that learning is something that happens throughout life and invests continually in her professional training in American vintage dances, and more!
She is passionate about movement and dance and seeks to understand different ways of moving and expressing, which makes life enrich!
Sep Vermeersch is a versatile swing and jazz dancer based in Gent, Belgium. He’s known for his positive energy and dynamic movement. He started as a ‘spontaneous’ dancer, shakin’ it in bars and at parties. This probably clarifies his unique and musical dancing style.
Today, you can find Sep teaching, performing and MC-ing for different projects. From performing authentic vintage dances with The Dipsy Doodles to burlesque cabaret with ‘Un Coup de Folies’. He’s even go go dancing and MC-ing at electronic music festivals like Tomorrow lands’ Radio Ultra Modern stage.
Pavli has been dancing since she was a little girl and has tried many different dance styles. From ballet, ballroom dances, contemporary to hip hop… But she was always missing something. Of course – only until she found Lindy Hop!
Pavli found Lindy on YouTube in 2009. When she came to her first international event to see what it looks like in modern world, she immediately fell for it and got a dream of having a swing dance community back in her region. She kept travelling, learning, searching for inspiration and for the right people to join her dream.
Maria and Aurélien come from different and complementary horizons. She fell in love with movement when she was a kid. He was born crazy about rhythm. Her background: dance and pedagogy. His: music and philosophy.
Since they started dancing together, their passion and desire to learn more have done nothing but growing. Their work is guided by a bunch of simple and yet powerful ideas: understanding movement, valuing and cherishing the basics, doing more by doing less, conceiving of music as a map full of possibilities, playing and trying to feel as free and comfortable as possible, expression. They don’t agree on everything though. Maria thinks that there are no mistakes in dance, but rather thousands of paths to explore. Aurélien isn’t quite as open-minded. But, hey, he is nice too.