Marie Bergby Handeland is a choreographer, dancer and writer, working in different collaborations. 
Her work is driven by a curiosity to explore what happens when people from different social, cultural and political contexts are put onstage, and how this can activate the general public. She works to turn up the volume on voices and bodies she thinks we should listen to, dispute those we have already listened to by placing them in new contexts, and highlight latent choreographies in people and spaces who did not know they had them in them.
She is educated at Icelandic Academy of the Arts, University of South-Eastern Norway - the study of creative writing in Bø, and Skrivekunstakademiet in Bergen.