Iva is a teacher of World Dance at the National Ballet Academy of Amsterdam and a former dancer with The International Dance Theatre.

She started dancing at the age of eight in her home city of Sarajevo, but because of the war she had to leave Bosnia. With her family she hound a new home in the Netherlands where she earned her diploma on the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

Iva has been a principal dancer at The International Dance Theatre (IDT) for more than a decade. She was a member of the IDT “Stamping Silence” artistic team. Iva is a regular guest teacher at the international dance course Summerschool Den Haag. Lately she has been teaching workshops and created choreographies for different events.

Together with her husband Joost Spijkers (Ashton Brothers) Iva is a founder of the emerging dance company “Wereld Dans Fabriek” (WDF) A goal of the WDF is to create new theatre productions based on international repertoire from all corners of the world.