Elke Schroeder is a Canadian born dance artist living in Helsinki. A graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, she is designated a Fighting Monkey Instructor (creators Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea) and is co-creator of Underdog Practice with her partner, Mikko Rinnevuori. Elke’s diverse movement background includes dance of many styles, floorwork, acrobatics, yoga, functional movement, athletics and martial arts. A passionate teacher, she has taught FM and dance practices for myriad international movement, dance and yoga organizations including Uniarts Helsinki, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, L‘École de Danse de Québec, L’Artère Danse, the University of Calgary, Ryerson University, York University and Spirit Loft Toronto (among others). She is currently a dancer with Raekallio Corp and Susanna Leinonen Company and creates dance art work under her own dance company, One Animal Movement.