Arkadi Zaides, (b. 1979, Belorussia) is choreographer based in France. He holds a Master's degree from the AHK Academy of Theater and Dance in Amsterdam, and is presently pursuing a joint practice-based PhD degree at Antwerp University and Ghent University. He is a member of CORPoREAL at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and a member of S:PAM at Ghent University. In his works he examines the ways in which political and social contexts effect the body and constitute choreography. He is a recipient of numerous prizes, among them a prize for demonstrating engagement in human-rights issues, awarded by The Emile Zola Chair for Interdisciplinary Human Rights Dialogue.