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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 dance art with contemporary esthetics, all the while re- shaping the way that the west perceives the dance form. The…
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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 new millennium, she was described as "one of the powerhouses of the Toronto Dance Theatre and regarded as a stellar…
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Anne Troake
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Kidd Pivot
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The Holy Body Tattoo
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Santee Smith
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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 choreography based on her passion for storytelling. Fueled by a musical fusion of modern and ancient, her work is deeply…
Lola Dance
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William Young
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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 creations, where broad gestures and dance have familiar tones recalling classic Hollywood musicals. In his spare time, Yong practices the…