Ivan Touko

Born and raised in Cameroon, Ivan cultivated his passion for African dances through Coupé Décalé, Ndombolo, Bensikin, Bikutsi and other contemporary dance styles from West Africa. Since then, he has trained and/or been introduced to other styles of dance from all over the globe including but not limited to: Dancehall, Bachata, Salsa, and Bhangra.

Ivan is passionate about using dance as a vehicle to connect with one's body and relieve stress while bringing people together in joyful and empowering environments.

Ivan currently teaches at the University of Alberta as part of their recreation program, as well as, with La Connexional, a social enterprise and leadership platform building vibrant communities while helping BIPOC doers and dreamers unleash their full potential.