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Born in Calgary, Christahh Ahh became captivated by the art of dance at a young age. She has studied a variety of dance styles and is the recipient of scholarships from the Edmonton School of Ballet. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Dance Program at the University of Calgary with a focus on choreography and performance where...

Alisa Mackinnon is has recently completed her MBA in Arts and Media Managenment and a MA in Dance from York University. Her MA research focused on screen dance, and the use of 360-degree video as a surrogate viewing experience for viewing live performances. She found her interest for arts administration and management while completing her BA in Dance at the...

Marie France Forcier is a Canadian choreographer, performer, writer and pedagogue of contemporary dance forms. Through studio research, public performances, publications and community initiatives, she predominantly engages with the intersection between trauma studies, somatic practices and choreography. Over the past 15 years, her body of creative work has been presented on platforms spanning little-known urban sites to dance-dedicated proscenium spaces...

Marinna joined Dancers’ Studio West’s board in 2017 and became Board Chair in 2019.  She is currently an investment banker at a global financial institution, working a team to advise clients in the oil and gas and infrastructure sectors on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising solutions. Marinna graduated from The University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce in...