Ayla Modeste is a Nehiyaw, Gwich’in Dancer and Story Teller from Edmonton. She uses her dance training and love for connection to create stories that explore expression in many movement forms.
Iskwetew Iskwewak, a burlesque inspired performance group was created by Ayla and other Indigenous Womxn to bring sexual liberation into Indigenous Culture. Ayla has choreographed for her company, Crystal Movement, including dancers of all backgrounds and experience levels. Ayla has performed for many local Edmonton shows including; Shumka’s “Ancestors and Elders”, Mile Zero Dance Performances, Azimuth Theatre Performances, Nuit Blanche Edmonton and more. Ayla facilitates dance classes for adults and youth who wish to use dance as a form of training and/or healing.