Hi, I'm Areski Stichweh

I'm a non-binary artist specialising in African-American dances like
Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz and Tap.

I mostly work as a Dance Instructor and as an MC at Lindy Hop events. I also lead pedagogy trainings and work as a Choreographer for local schools and at occasional events.I've been a certified Sex Ed Teacher since 2022 and have, since then, worked as a Care Team member or coordinator with the aim to make Lindy Hop events safer and more inclusive.

If you have any questions, would like to consult me or book me for your event, contact me!
My pronouns are:
they/them/their in English,
iel/lo/iel in French,
and dey/denen/deren in German.

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Bio

Here’s a little text you can use if you need to post a little bio of me on your website or social media:

"Areski discovered Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz and Tap in 2014 and dropped everything else they were doing: they never felt so free as when they danced jazz. Areski quickly became a full-time instructor and dancer.In their dancing, Areski is looking for rhythm, stability, and focusing on the silence between the notes. Having a solid base allows them to create flowing movements and play with contrasts, so they can express themself freely through movement.Areski’s aim is to honour the culture of jazz dance and music in each and every class. Taking inspiration from different elements of their own learning, they work to create an enriching experience based on historical, cultural and musical elements, with social dance and play as the heart of the students’ dancing."

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Media

You can find videos of my dancing mostly on instagram and youtube. On instragram I have mostly some short-format videos, and on youtube mostly long-format ones.
>> my instagram profile
>> my youtube channel

There's also a playlist on youtube with many of my performances (all the ones I could find at least since I started teaching workshops in 2017), so feel free to roam around. The dancing is sometimes quite outdated, but the spirit is there :)

Finally, here are some pictures. I've purchased a licence for all the pictures below, which means that you can download them directly from here and use them to advertise for your event if need be. If there are any problems, let me know and I can send you higher quality versions.Credits for the photos: Eric Bobrie

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Contact

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or requests! You can send me an email, message me on instagram, or even through whatsapp if that's easier. Just click any of the buttons below:

As a reminder, here are my pronouns:
they/them/their in English,
iel/lo/iel in French,
and dey/denen/deren in German.
Looking forward to hearing from you!

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