Hi, I'm Dr Anja Ali-Haapala.
I am a dance researcher and community dance teacher.
My research focuses on how people engage with dance as audience members and recreational dance participants. My findings have been presented internationally and have had tangible impact on the Australian dance industry. My community dance teaching is all about promoting the joy in dancing and connection between people. I facilitate dance sessions in community, education and corporate contexts. Ultimately, I'm interested in unpicking, understanding and advocating for dance experiences that enrich the lives of individuals and communities.
This website profiles my research and dance practices. For a broader view of my experience, see my resumé.