Leanna Peled Rozen
Dancer, Organizer, and DJ in Berlin, Germany
I'm a professional dancer, born in Ukraine, after some traveling, moved to Berlin in 2012 to develop and grow the blues dancing scene. Organiser of BBE (Berlin Blues Explosion2014-2017)
Classically trained from the age of 4, discovered love for other styles of dancing (modern, tribal, belly dancing and flamenco), while studying for my degree on dance and dance rehabilitation.
After finishing my degree. worked with different school projects, combining arts and regular programs and danced in a variety of dance companies and became a choreographer of vintage dance/cabaret dance company.
Currently self-employed. Teaching for school projects, workshops and courses locally and internationally. Blues and Swing Music DJ.
About Blues Dancing:
Blues Dancing is a family of historical dances that developed alongside and were danced to blues music. As the variety of Blues music is vast, so are the styles of this dance: It started from solo movement (tribal/african-american dances), but with time, influenced by surroundings and copying the white dancers, evolved as a couple dance.
Today it’s danced in full body contact or solo, allowing people to enjoy the dance from the most basic form and up to the most “Peacocking” moves.
Movement in Blues is lead by the music and the partner - both can be expressive using the principal “call and response” which opens a whole new world of nonverbal communication.
Blues dancing for me, is lead by the music, where the dancers movements are part of the music, should feel as good as they look. When danced with partner should become a conversation or a story telling... just like the blues.