Bio - Linnea Gwiazda


Linnea Gwiazda

Linnea is a multidisciplinary artist, director, choreographer and performer. Originally from Victoria BC, Canada, Linnea earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interdisciplinary Studies from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver BC) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, awarded with distinction, from Concordia University (Montréal QC) where she majored in Contemporary Dance. She is currently a teaching and research assistant at Simon Fraser University, and is based in Vancouver BC, on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the Xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. 

Linnea has performed and presented work both across Canada and internationally. Her research focuses on everyday human experience, embodied memory, space, identity and the body. Utilizing the relationships developed between the choreographic themes of subject, time and space, she examines the impacts that people, places and events have on individuals throughout their lives and the traces that remain.  

Additionally, Linnea has worked as a producer, arts administrator, movement coach, dramaturge, curator and stage-manager. She is the director, stage manager and co-producer of the award-winning show AWKWARD HUG, written and performed by Cory Thibert with dramaturgy by TJ Dawe. With Cory, she is also the co-artistic director of O Albatross.

See a video compilation of Linnea’s recent work HERE.