AIKA DOONE

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CONTEMPORARY

Aika Doone, originally from Orange County, discovered her passion for dance at the age of 12, at her local dance studio West Coast School of the Arts in Costa Mesa. Upon graduating from the OCSA (Orange County School of the Arts) Commercial Dance Conservatory in 2015, Aika went on to attend Chapman University, and graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance in 2019. While at Chapman, Aika had the opportunity to perform the works of several influential choreographers such as Will Johnston, Jennifer Backhaus, and Zak Schlegel. In 2018, Aika joined Backhausdance, Orange County’s critically acclaimed contemporary dance company, as an apprentice, in which she had the opportunity to perform an original work by Dwight Rhoden. In 2019, Aika joined the IAF Company for their second season. In addition to training and performing, Aika is on faculty as a teacher and choreographer at her home studio. Her latest teaching endeavor includes a position as Mentorship Coordinator for the IAF Mentorship Program in Los Angeles. She looks forward to showcasing the knowledge she has accumulated throughout her years of experience and will continue sharing her love for movement to audiences around the world.