Layah Jane (Co-founder, DJ, Door Facilitator)
Delighting in dance since childhood, Layah has a background in Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Eurythmy, and Continuum Movement. Layah has facilitated all-ages dance gatherings in Toronto since co-founding the collective creative movement playground that is The Move, in 2003. Layah’s love of diving deep with dance drew her to the 5Rhythms® movement practice, and after over a decade of study, she became a certified 5Rhythms® teacher in 2014.
As an award-winning Folk/Soul singer-songwriter, teacher for 5Rhythms® Toronto, and a former regular DJ at Toronto’s conscious dance hubs, The Move and Ecstatic Dance Toronto, Layah says, “the musical offerings I make are those that rock my own heart, move my soul, and make me sweat, be it a funky groove, a soulful melody, a meditative soundscape, or a big thumping tribal beat.”
Nan Keyser (Co-founder, DJ)
Nan Keyser is a healing arts facilitator and a psychotherapist who has been at The Move since it’s birth. Nan loves to share her passion of global grooves and sacred dance and music with the community. Since the Move started, Nan has become a mother, and she has been an organizer of The Family Dance Jam. Nan treasures the unique body-centered space the Move offers to come home to body, mind, and soul through movement.
Erica Ross (Co-founder, DJ)
Erica Ross is a dancer & artist who has been in the arts for over 30 years. She loves facilitating workshops and groups; following her passion to support people in the realization of their magnificence. Erica’s work is informed by her love of dance, community and the earth. She is co-founder and director of Dance Our Way Home, and co-founder and DJ of The Move Dance Collective. Contact Erica at (416) 451-0435 firstname.lastname@example.org www.EricaRoss.com