Felix Berghäll is a Swedish, African, American and vernacular Lindy Hop dancer, performer, choreographer and teacher as well as a DJ and music researcher…
From the first competition in 2001 to taking the stage at the famous APOLLO Theatre (Harlem, NY) in 2014, Felix’s favorite place to be is on stage. There is no other place he would rather be, it’s where he feels most comfortable. He performs almost every weekend, traveling to events around the world and has been a part of everything from small productions to hour-long theater shows.
He has worked for the past 5 years to co-organize one of the world’s largest events focused on Lindy Hop and African-American vernacular jazz, Herräng Dance Camp.
Felix has been dancing since the age of 8, beginning by training and competing in the Swedish Bugg dance style as well as Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie and Double Bugg. All dances derived from the Lindy Hop and Afro-American vernacular jazz. He was in love from the beginning and was really taken by the music.
Currently, he is also part of the leadership of a new NGO, Collective Voices for Change, with other dancers and academics to create a platform to address social justice issues in the jazz dance community. The current focus of the initiative is to discuss issues of cultural appropriation and racial injustice.