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The Holy Body Tattoo
Based on the West Coast, this internationally acclaimed company is comprised of two dynamic choreographer/performers - Dana Gingras and Noam Gagnon. The imagery they cast is gothic, mixed with classical…
Lola Dance
Lola Maclaughlin's namesake company is Vancouver-based and celebrated across North America. Lola's attention to detail and research comes from an academic mindset that forms the basis for all of her…
Corpus
Humor and minimalism are the hallmarks of this Toronto-based company. Sylvie Bouchard and David Danzon, partners on and off stage, bring their combined theatrical and dance backgrounds to the stage…
Peter Chin
Peter Chin became a choreographer after establishing himself first as a classical pianist and composer. Add art direction to his multiple talents, and you have a combination that delivers dramatic…
Rubberbandance
This innovative company is the brainchild of choreographer/dancer Victor Quijada, who has successfully melded his love of hip hop with classical ballet to create a dance form that is as…
Les 7 Doights De Le Main
This talented group of ex-Cirque de Soleil performers have been able to create a miracle project by collectively directing and choreographing an interactive theatrical experience that culls from their various…
Link
Link is the brainchild of Gail Lotenberg - a transplanted big city artist who found herself and her voice in the wild northern frontier of the Yukon. Based in Whitehorse,…
Pro Arte Danza
Roberto Campanella, the creative force behind Pro Arte Danza, has caught the eye of critics and star artists alike with his innovative works. His pieces have a super charged element…
Kaeja d'Dance
Allen and Karen Kaeja have succeeded in merging their business prowess and dance skills to create Kaeja d'Dance. Their exploration of the Holocaust through dance has resulted in very powerful…
Kidd Pivot
Crystal Pite is the one-woman dynamo behind Vancouver-based dance company, Kidd Pivot. She has taken the art of dance into the realm of theatre with dramatic and comedic twists and…
Kokoro
Partners Jay Hirabayashi, and Barbara Bourget have spent twenty-five years building a company whose works mesmerize audiences. Based on the Japanese performance art of Bhuto, Kokoro has succeeded in blending…
Santee Smith
Santee Smith has one foot in the ballet world and the other firmly planted in traditional aboriginal dance. By combining the two disciplines she has created a hybrid of breathtaking…
Louise Bedard Danse
Louise Bedard is a veteran of Montreal's dance scene. When not dancing and choreographing, she spends a great deal of time creating collage art pieces. She finds that the two…
Le Groupe Lab
Peter Boneham is a most colorful character. At an age when most people are well into retirement, he is tireless in his pursuit of encouraging emerging talent to push their…
Anne Troake
Anne Troake uses her home in Newfoundland as inspiration for her highly original works. Her short dance film Pretty Big Dig is classic Troake, featuring a dance company made up…
Battery Opera
Battery Opera is helmed by on and off-stage couple Lee Su-Feh and David McIntosh. Together, the pair has meshed modern dance, martial arts, folk songs and opera. McIntosh draws from…
Jenn Goodwin
Jenn Goodwin explores political and social themes in the context of environmental works. She thrives on creative adventures including innovative works for music videos, commercials and even mobile telephone programming.
William Young
William Yong's impressive resume includes life as a pop star in Hong Kong and a residency at London's famous Contemporary Dance School. Yong's enthusiasm for dance is evident in his…
Roger Sinha
Roger Sinha's affinity for Asian esthetic and culture is realized in his Montreal-based company Sinha Danse. He's intricately blended full body movement with the martial arts, arriving at a unique…
Sylvain Emard
Sylvain Emard is a veteran of Montreal's vibrant dance scene. His meticulous attention to movement and set design has won him the affection and loyalty of audiences from around the…
Le Fils d'Adrien
Harold Rheaume is a classic study in juggling. He is not only a renowned dancer and choreographer for Le fils d'Adrien Danse, but he has taken on the role of…
Jennifer Robichaud
Jennifer Robichaud belongs to a new generation of urban dance artists who are literally breaking their way into the established dance scene. With a formal background in contemporary dance and…
Yasmina Ramzy
Yasmina Ramzy, has the distinction of being Canada's top Belly Dance choreographer. Her dance company, Arabesque, has toured extensively across Canada and internationally. She has managed to fuse the ancient…
Sasha Ivanochko
Sasha Ivanochko landed in dance after successfully representing Canada on the international stage in gymnastics. In a recent Globe and Mail article celebrating the "Top 133 Young Canadians" of the…
Michael Trent
One of Canada's most respected dancers, Michael Trent has spent 2 decades building a career that has included a recent nomination for the prestigious Dora Mavor Moore Award. Trent has…
Pierre Paul Savoie
Founder and Artistic Director of Montreal's PPS, Pierre Paul Savoie has successfully combined his passion for dance with his love for drama and art. As a multi-disciplinary artist, he's constantly…

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