Felix Berghäll is a Lindy Hop and African American Vernacular Jazz choreographer, performer and educator as well as a music researcher and DJ. He has studied Sport Coaching and Sport Science at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Science in Stockholm. He has been part of the national team as an athlete in Boogie Woogie and Lindy Hop and is now Co-Head Coach with his partner Mikaela Hellsten for the national team of Lindy Hop in Sweden. He’s also been working the last 5 years co-organising one of the biggest events in the world with focus on Lindy Hop and African American Vernacular Jazz, Herräng Dance Camp.
Felix has been dancing since he was 8 years old, starting with training and competing in the Swedish dance style Bugg as well as Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie and Double Bugg. All dances derived from Lindy Hop and African American Vernacular Jazz. He was in love from the beginning and was really taken by the music.
Currently, he is also part of leading a new NGO, Collective Voices for Change, along with other dancers and scholars in order to create a platform to address social justice issues in the Jazz dance community. The current focus of the initiative is to discuss the issues of cultural appropriation and racial injustice.