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Faculty BIos

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Brian Solomon

 

Kate Nankervis is a Toronto based dance artist, performer and producer and originally from South Porcupine, Ontario. A graduate of York University, BFA Dance (2008), she has worked and performed with Blue Ceilings Dance/Lucy Rupert, Ann Trepanier, Andrew Tay/Wants and Needs Dance (MTL), Amanda Acorn, Angie Cheng, Omar David Rivero, Bee Pallomina, Heidi Strauss, Parahumans Dance Theatre and internationally with Neil Callaghan and Simone Kenyon (UK), Erato Tzavara (Athens) Albrecht Zeipert (Berlin) and Tino Sehgal (Berlin). She is a Lover (co-Artistic Director) with the Toronto Dance Community Love-In and creator/co-curator of Toronto’s experimental contemporary dance series PS: We Are All Here. She has held a co-Artistic Director position at hub14 art + performance works (2013-2017), a studio space for performance with a focus on research and residencies. She is a recipient of Ontario Arts Council’s Chalmers Fellowship, her research on creating innovative spaces for performance, artists and audiences.

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matjash Mrozewski

 

 

Valerie Calam is a dance artist interested in finding new creative
pathways to refresh and support herself. She works as a performer, choreographer, teacher, sound designer, clothes & costume maker. She umbrellas much of her work under the name Company Vice Versa which she founded in 2011. At the moment, she is creating a new performance duet and film with her partner Paul Shepherd through the support of Toronto Arts Council and a residency at hub14. She has been working with Toronto Dance Theatre on and off since 1999, as well as other companies and independent artists. She collaborates with visual artist Diane Borsato on a series of videos between dancer and sculpture and will be shooting the next series at the Royal Ontario Museum—Gems and Minerals exhibit. She completed an MFA in Dance and Choreography in 2014 from York University. Valerie’s research is based in embodiment, awareness and attention in dance and performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiple Dora and Gemini Award nominated Brian Solomon is of Anishnaabe and Irish descent, from the Northern Ontario community of Shebahonaning-Killarney. Solomon is a graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and has an MA in Performance from the Laban Center (UK). He has presented his multidisciplinary works across Canada, and in Berlin, Ingolstadt, Bamberg, Seville, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and London. Solomon has performed for a multitude of companies and creators from Canada, the USA and Europe. He has taught for many arts institutions and companies, including one of Europe's foremost universities for acting, H.F.S. Ernst Busch, Berlin.

 

 

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 Kate Nankervis

 

 

 

 

Toronto-based choreographer and director Matjash Mrozewski is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School. He danced with the National Ballet of Canada, Le Ballet du Grand Theatre de Genève and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. Matjash’s choreographic debut, A Delicate Battle, was created for the NBoC in 2001. Since then, he has choreographed across Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. In June 2016, Matjash completed the Canadian Stage/York University MFA in large-scale theatre directing. For Canadian Stage he directed The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare in High Park) and the world premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire (Dora winner for Outstanding Production).  Last fall, Matjash created a dance and text exploration of Dangerous Liaisons in St-Gallen, Switzerland. 
 Matjash recently premiered Future Perfect Continuous, a collaboration with playwright Anna Chatterton, for ProArteDanza; The Night Dance for Ryerson Dances; and Abiding, a solo for Evelyn Hart for Older & Reckless #40. Matjash also directed Troilus and Cressida for the 5 th instalment of Secret Shakespeare at the Berkeley Theatre Upstairs, and Mark
Ravenhill’s Candide at George Brown Theatre.

 

 

 

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 Valerie calam