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Ivan Touko

Ivan is a soon to be graduated Student in the Environmental & Conservation Sciences program at the University of Alberta. Born and raised in Cameroon, Ivan cultivated his passion for Afrobeats through Coupé Décalé, Ndombolo & other modern West African styles of dancing. Ever since, he has learned different dance styles part of East and South African, as well as Caribbean cultures. Ivan moved to Edmonton about 7 years ago and started training in West African Traditional Dances while he was part of SANGEA. Ivan then went on to form an Afro Fusion Dance group named IOLA with whom he performed around the city for over three years for different local events and acts. He has now been teaching Afrobeats & Afro-Fusion dance classes and workshops for the past 2+ years. He currently teaches at the UofA as part of their Recreation program and with La Connexional and Enjaillement Society (two startups he founded) as part of their dance classes & workshops. His skills has gotten him the chance to be featured in Edmonton’s Africarnival, Kinesis YEG and the UAlberta International Week. Ivan has also been lucky to open shows for famous acts from Cameroon, Congo and Mexico

 

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