Raphael Roter is a percussionist who has been accompanying dance since 2010 at York University. Aside from this work, Raphael also engages with dance as a composer/performer and dancer in various contexts, from small improvisational shows to more developed productions. In this vein, he recently returned from a European tour with experimental Music/Movement group Lila Ensemble. Outside the dance world, Raphael plays drumset in a number of projects around Toronto, crossing genre lines from Jazz to Afrobeat. He also focusses on the study of free improvisation and performs frequently in this context. He holds an Honours BFA in Music from York.