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Shayna McCord-Dupuis is a disabled dancer, choreographer, and dance filmmaker. She has a focus in contemporary dance and is passionate about creating opportunity and accessibility for fellow artists. Shayna has been the artistic director for a number of projects, most notably Woodstock, a live dance performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, and Barefoot on Linoleum, a...

Maxime Beauregard (They/Them) is a transgender non-binary multi-potential-diverse person. After graduating from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Maxime worked in contemporary dance as well as in backstage production. Beauregard worked on multiple festivals and was an assistant stage manager practicum at Banff Centre. In 2017, they worked on the touring season of TDT and then started their journey as...

Young Ick “Busy Rock” Cha is an up-and-coming multidisciplinary Hip-hop artist practicing b-boy, graffiti, and DJing. His birthplace is Incheon, South Korea, and currently, he has been a Canadian citizen since 2016. Today he is based in Amiskwaciy-Wâskahigan, Treaty 6 territory. What sets Busy apart from the average Hip-hop artists is his determination to set the standards high through honest passion,...

Barbara England is an interdisciplinary artist working with live performance and installation. She is informed by years of dance training, a degree in biology and French literature, and post graduate studies in conceptual choreography. Recent works have been presented at Calgary’s Central Public Library, cSPACE King Edward, The Grand, Bella Concert Hall, and Sozo-vim (DE). As an artist she is interested...

Angela Miracle Gladue aka Lunacee, is a Cree/Greek Mother, Dancer and Beadwork Artist from Frog Lake First Nation, who started cultural dancing (Metis & powwow) at age six and continued her dance career as a Hiphop artist since 2003. She has been invited to perform, teach and speak to countless countries throughout the world and now tours as one of...

Shondra Cromwell-Krywulak is a Calgary based dance artist and holds her BFA in Dance from The University of Calgary. She has been dancing for 21 years and is currently a cohort member with YYC Contemporary Technique. She has presented work in both live contexts during her time at the University and with groups such as En Corps Dance Collective. Her dance film work...

Cindy Ansah (Quick + Dirty Artist 2021) is a dance artist, choreographer, and instructor based in Mohkinstsis (Calgary). She is currently embarking on her final year of study in the BFA in Dance program at the University of Calgary where she passionately seeks multidisciplinary collaboration. Her choreography has been presented in the IGNITE! Festival for Emerging Artists and Fluid Festival...

Jessica McMann is a Cree (Cowessess, SK) musician, contemporary dancer and choreographer. She is also a classically trained flutist, with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Calgary. Her research focus has been contemporary music, jazz, and improvisation. She has successfully defended her thesis for her MFA  - Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in 2019.  Her recent compositions and...

Born in Germany, Katharina grew up in Calgary training from a young age at Alberta Ballet School. Katharina has pursued further intensive  training at  The National Ballet of Canada, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The Ailey School (USA), and Harbour Dance Center.  While obtaining her BFA in Contemporary Dance from the Boston Conservatory (2016 summa cum laude), Katharina performed in works by...

Kara is a movement-based artist of Filipina and German heritage. She has received training from a range of institutions including studying dance at the Ailey School in New York City, apprenticing with Amber Funk-Barton’s company, the Response, in Vancouver, studying Intro to Conflict Resolution at Mount Royal University, and taking part in Momo Movement’s Inclusive and Accessible Movement Teacher Training. Highlights in her teaching...