Dancing across the universe

New Company Dancer Aiyana Ruel!

We are thrilled to have Aiyana joining us for our fall/winter Dis-Dances series.

Aiyana Ruel is a dynamic dance artist and performer from Vancouver, BC. Aiyana began professional training in ballet, modern, and contemporary under Artemis Gordon at Arts Umbrella. She furthered her training in Toronto, where she obtained a BFA in Dance from York University. Under the direction of Susan Lee, Aiyana was a member of the York Dance Ensemble, where she worked collaboratively with peers and choreographers. Through various opportunities, Aiyana has worked with international artists including Peggy Baker, Ohad Naharin, and Lali Ayguadé. While on an academic exchange at the University of Chichester, she had the opportunity to work and train with various UK-based artists. She has also participated in choreographic workshops with Social Growl Dance, the Gaga Intensive Summer Course in Israel, and the Catch8 workshop series in Ireland. Aiyana is passionate about movement experimentation and creative process, and is eager to explore that further with Free Flow Dance Theatre Company.