Védís Kjartansdóttir



2016 - MA-degree in applied studies in cultural communication from The University of Iceland.

2012 - Diploma from P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels.

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Védís has worked with The Icelandic Dance Company, Bird and Bat, Erna Ómarsdóttir,

Halla Ólafsdóttir, Camilla Monga and Katrín Gunnarsdóttir - among others. She was an assistant choreographer for Calmus Waves by Kjartan Ólafsson and Kasper Ravnhoj and also for Shades of History by Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, as well as teaching at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Since 2017 she has been a part of the collaborative research project EXPRESSIONS: the power and politics of expectations in dance led by Steinunn Ketilsdóttir. Védís is a part of the collective Marble Crowd. They’ve created Moving Mountains which was nominated as the production of the year 2017 in Europe by Tanz Magazine. Marble Crowd was also listed as Rising Stars in Performance Arts in Tanz Magazine 2017 as well as being nominated for choreography of the year by the Icelandic Performance Art Awards in 2019.

Their most recent production Øland was nominated for the Icelandic Performing Arts Award (Gríman) in 11 categories, including Best Production of the Year, and won three of them; Stage Choreography of the Year, Best Original Music Score and Best Costume Design .

Védís was nominated as Dancer of the Year two years in a row by the Icelandic Performance Arts Awards; in 2017 for Da Da Dans by Rósa Ómarsdóttir and Inga Huld Hákonardóttir and 2018 for Crescendo by Katrín Gunnarsdóttir.