Rianne Svelnis


Rianne Svelnis is a queer dance artist and settler of Lithuanian and Belgian/Irish/English descent, born, raised and living in colonially occupied so-called 'Vancouver', on the lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ people. She is a graduate of Modus Operandi Contemporary Dance Training Program, and has continued her training with significant mentors such as Peter Bingham, Justine Chambers, Helen Walkley, Emmalena Fredriksson and Damián Criollo (Ecuador). Rianne has had the pleasure of teaching at Harbour Dance Centre, Training Society of Vancouver, All Bodies Dance Project, Polymer Dance, We Dance and Espacio Expectante (Mexico). Rianne also co-facilitates Movement Classes for Support Workers with Alexa Solveig Mardon.

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