Lava Markusson was born in Jokkmokk in northern Sweden.
She received her education at Balettakademien and Danshögskolan in Stockholm. Lava began her dance career at Norrdans in Härnösand where she worked with amongst others Ramón Oller, Stephen Shropsire and Thomas Noon. She has also been freelancing with different choreographers from Sweden and Norway such as Örjan Andersson, Ina Christel Johannessen, Ingun Bjørnsgaard and Camilla Ekelöf amongst others.
In 2015 she started to make her own choreographic work for children where she focus on making children co-artist in the process of creating dance performances.
Her movement style is physical and jet articulated and sophisticated, she is very interested in movement research and improvisation is her main working method.