Isak Enquist is a dance artist, teacher, choreographer, and experimental musician/sound designer living on occupied traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh, Skwxwú7mesh, and xʷməθkwəy̓əm nations. Raised in the Kootenays/Ktunaxa of Canada, Isak began formal training in Shotokan Karate-Do (currently 1st Dan) before pursuing post-secondary dance education at Simon Fraser University and Modus Operandi (Vancouver), as well as training intensives with The Ailey School (Italy/New York) and Springboard Danse Montréal.
He has had the pleasure of working professionally with Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Compagnie Vision Impure, Dance Victoria, Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, Kaia Shukin, Amber Funk Barton (the response.), CAMP, Mascall Dance, Generous Mess, Radical System Art, Corporeal Imago and Anne Plamondon Productions. Touring with these companies have included performances across Canada, USA, Europe and Israel.
As a teacher and facilitator, Isak is researching how to support personal health as an essential component to creating and sharing. He is currently faculty at Vancouver’s Harbour Dance Centre, Pacific DanceArts, and The Landing Dance Centre, as well as a guest teacher at Training Society of Vancouver, Lamon Dance Company, The Goh Ballet Academy, and GötesborgOperan Danskompani (Sweden).