Julia’s dance career had taken her across artistic boundaries into theatre, music, design and visual art. Julia has worked with companies such as Tiger Princess Dance Productions, SoulPepper and CanStage. With Dusk Dances, she won the 2014 Audience Choice Award for Inner City Sirens Part 2. With Toca Loca, she created the “Halo Ballet” choreographed for video game players in cyberspace. With Urban Vessel, she directed and choreographed for actors, singers and boxers to create “Voice Box”.
Jacinte is an artist based in K’jipuktuk/Halifax, NS. Her work explores embodied practice through performance, choreography, collaboration, and curation, communicating the experience of the body in relation to objects, materials, and people. She is also passionate about bodywork in many forms. Jacinte is Artistic Director and co-founder of SiNS dance and performs regularly with Mocean Dance.
Jacinte Armstrong & D’Arcy Gray in DUO DRUM DANCE (2019), photo by Louis-Charles Dionne
Amanda is an independent movement artist and dance educator based out of Nova Scotia. She received her training from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts Teacher Training Program in Halifax. In 2018, alongside Melissa Page-Webster, Amanda founded KickTalkDance Productions. She is excited to use this as a platform to create, share, and inspire dancing and art in her local community.
Melissa Page Webster
KickTalk Dance Productions.
Melissa is a Dance Educator and business owner based in Truro NS. Over her 30 year career, she has had the privilege of being taught by Sally Brayley Bliss, Robert McCollum, Suzette Sherman, Irene Dowd, Peggy Baker and Darryl Tracy among others. Melissa is a Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and a graduate of the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts' Teacher Training Program.
Cara is a professional Montréal based dancer, originally from New Brunswick. Since graduating from l'École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal in 2016, Cara has worked with choreographers such as Martin Messier, Sarah Dell'avas, Hélène Remoué, and Kate Ramsden on a number of different works. Cara's studies of Fighting Monkey with Alana Kraaijeveld, and Authentic Movement with Sarah Dell’avas have greatly influenced her personal practice.
Photo by Christina Martin.
Sasha spent her formative years in the Florida Keys studying classical piano. While pursuing a BFA in dance at the University of Florida, she worked in arts in medicine and founded a touring company, Hemisphere DANCE. After university, French toured with Moving Current Dance Collective, performed with professional theatre companies, worked as faculty at local colleges, and as a guest artist in museums and schools. She currently resides in Fredericton, NB.
Photo by Ashley Schomburg.
Oriah is a Toronto based dance artist with a BFA in performance. Her career has taken her to the Tipperary International Dance Festival in Ireland, Vienna, Amsterdam, Montreal, and most recently Winnipeg. She has completed the Creative Gesture Collective Composition Lab for Music and Dance at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Oriah’s current creations involve collaboration with musicians as it connects to her history with music.
Lauren is a contemporary dance artist, choreographer, urbaner, facilitator and artistic director of I/O Movement. As a dancer she continues to challenge the course in which a body interacts with and sees lived environment. Across Toronto, she has presented site-responsive performances in parks, closets, elevators, homes, shops and under stairways.
Emily Kennedy is a cellist, improviser and collaborator based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She is a graduate of the performance program at the University of Ottawa and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Marcia is a dancer, choreographer, collaborator, and educator based in Saint John, NB. She shares her passion for creation working collaboratively alongside musicians, visual artists, filmmakers, and dancers. Marcia co-founded Connection Dance Works Inc. Marcia's own work has received recognition by the New Brunswick Arts Board and Saint John Community Arts Funding Program for her projects, Under Sail, Petticoat Captain and Spill Herself Away.
Photo by Ashley Schomburg.
Joël studied percussion at University of Toronto under Beverly Johnston, John Rudolph and Russell Hartenberger where he finished his M. Mus and DMA. Joel released his first solo percussion CD, “Les voiles blanches” in 2012. The album features two well known New Brunswick composers: Richard Gibson and Christian Hébert. Joel is a member of the Triton Percussion Trio, Symphony New Brunswick and teaches at Mount Allison University.
Andrew Reed Miller
Andrew Reed Miller is the founder and artistic director of Resonance New Music. Originally from New York, he has worked as a professional musician for over 25 years, playing in orchestras, opera and ballet companies and performing chamber music. He is a core member and principal bass of Symphony NB. Miller has performed at many venues such as Open Ears Festival (Kitchener), The New Brunswick Summer Music Festival and the Scotia Festival of Music.
Photo by Matt Carter.