We are Storytellers, Dreamers, Dancers and Creative Enthusiasts, who believe in the magic of movement.
Nikki Mae is a movement artist, teacher, and massage therapist living on the unceded occupied territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Movement both liberates and enthralls Nikki in all its different forms and she recognizes it as a way to empower and connect to herself and her community.
From her hometown in Calgary AB to her current home in Vancouver BC Nikki has and currently studies a wide variety of different modalities including American Fusion Bellydance, Raqs Sharki Contemporary, Jazz, Whacking, and Cirque. It was in her teens in Calgary that she began her journey in Middle Eastern dance (bellydance), which currently as a fusion artist she considers her primary style. The contrasting sharpness and fluidity in the isolated movements of the body and the expressive nature of the style are what made her fall in love with this dance form. After moving to BC she discovered a world of Fusion Bellydance which has led her down a 10 year path of deeper learning of the history of the style and the many different socio-political aspects of how and where it’s practiced. Her performance style elegantly blends her love for the modalities she studies, seamlessly weaving them together in a unique expression of her lived experiences.
Nikki Mae began as an instructor at the Luciterra School Of Dance in 2017 where she now co-manages the school and production company with partner Maeghan Tuckey. As an instructor she strives to educate her students on not only the movement vocabularies that inform her style but also the histories and current politics of the styles she blends. Nikki believes that fusion dance is a beautiful thing when practiced from a place of mutual respect and understanding of the cultures it shares in and is rooted in solid technique. She also draws on her career as a Registered Massage Therapist to share her knowledge of anatomy and self care with her students to maintain a healthy, body positive approach to their practice. Forever a student and lover of dance, Nikki is honored to share her passion with you.
Korra dances somewhere between the realms of earth and sky. As a young child she was enthralled with fairytales, fantasy, and ballerinas. Her upbringing was enveloped in movement in the forms of gymnastics, jazz, ballet, and theater. In 2012 she began training in aerial arts, primarily focused on lyra, with a side helping of trapeze and acrobatics. Recently she has been refining her dance technique by studying with Luciterra School of Dance. These elements merge to create a energetic style, combining fluidity and sharp punctuation- always energetic and theatrically expressive.
Korra seeks to examine the human experience, using dance as a vessel to tell archetypal stories. Through these she connects deeply with her audience, finding strength in vulnerability.
Since an early age, Maeghan has been drawn to music and movement. Her dance journey began while growing up in Western Australia where she took classes in jazz, ballet, tap and acrobats. After moving to Canada in her early teens she continued her studies, expanding into contemporary, modern and lyrical dance styles. Forever curios about new dance disciplines and merging mediums, Maeghan started training as an adult in 2012 with Luciterra and was hooked! She was immediately attracted to the fusion dance style’s sharp isolations contrasted with soft, dreamy movement choreographed with innate musicality. In 2017 Maeghan was invited to join the Cast of Luciterra’s feature length show (i.m)position and performed in Vancouver’s Revolver Festival. Maeghan now teaches classes with Luciterra School Of Dance. There is such beauty in exploring, learning and expressing yourself through movement and she is honoured to share that with others.
Androsia Wilde was born a Daughter of Seafoam and Starlight, with a sparkle in her eye and love of dance pulsing deep in her blood. A performing journey that spans over 3,000 miles- from the Island Paradise of her birth, to the Pacific Northwest she now calls 'home'- has taken Androsia though the worlds of ballet, theaters, traditional karate, African dance and even burlesque… combining into a style that is focused, sensual, and impossible to ignore. Whether it be through the glitz and tease of her performances alongside Vancouver’ nerdlesque troupe Geekenders, or simply following the intoxicating rhythm of her African-Caribbean heritage, to say Androsia ‘lives to perform’ is a massive understatement. She looks forward to testing the boundaries of her craft even further as a newly-minted ‘Omnikin’.
Lola is a devoted performance artist based out of Vancouver BC. She is passionate in all forms of movement art, and is currently focused on dance and hula hoop. She travels in and around the Lower Mainland and Gulf Islands performing at festivals and unique events. Lola's creative style incorporates her love of dance, yoga, and a touch of spontaneous silliness. She draws inspiration from hip hop, jazz and dancehall styles to give her performances an added spice.
Nahla Nightbloom is a performance artist based in Vancouver, BC. In her training she has explored various street styles, ballet, contemporary, dancehall, butoh, afro styles, and others. Inspired by all these practices and more, she cultivates her unique style through experimentation informed by raw emotion.
Dance is her personal catharsis. She wishes to be witnessed as she expresses waves of ecstasy, despair, and all the lays in between. Usually found dancing in the shadows, she treasures her moments on stage as an opportunity to simultaneously connect with others and her deepest self.
Her passion for movement has brought her around the world to train at places such at Tanzfabrik Berlin Germany, Peridance New York, perform at Envision Festival in Costa Rica and more.