Yelena Arakelow 

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Yelena Arakelow (She/Her), born 1993 in Zürich, Switzerland is a dance artist working in Reykjavík, Iceland since 2015. She is currently studying MA Dance at the Oslo National Academy of Arts.

She holds a BA in Contemporary Dance from the Iceland University of Arts and is a professor in Improvisation and has worked as a dancer for Steinunn Ketilsdóttir.

Her interdisciplinary solo works have been presented at Pūga Dance Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania (2023), Ung Nordisk Musik Iceland (2022), Art Gallery Reykjanesbæjar (2021), showoff Tanzhaus Zürich (2020), Nuuk Nordic Kulturfestival (2021) and International Dance Festival Latvia (2020).

She is one of the founding members of
Improv for Dance Enthusiats and North Atlantic Islands Dance Network.

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