07 May Jocelyn Mah
Born and raised in Calgary, Jocelyn Mah first studied first studied classical piano. Her love of music led her to begin training at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, and performing with Alberta Dance Theatre for Young People. Jocelyn is a graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre (STDT), where she had the honour of dancing works by Danny Grossman and Christopher House, among others. Upon graduation, she worked in Toronto with Kaeja d’Dance, Michael Menegon’s Sound of Movement, Charles Moulton, Near&Far Projects, and others. Also in 2017, Jocelyn was awarded the inaugural Winchester Prize for Choreography, and her choreography has been presented at numerous Canadian dance festivals. Jocelyn was a dancer with EDge Dance Company (London, UK) for their 2018/2019 season, touring works by Jorge Crecis, Fabio Liberti and Hagit Yakira throughout Europe and the UK. Notably, she was commissioned to co-compose and co-direct a piece of choral music with John Sawney for Jorge Crecis’ work 9 Minutes, sung a capella by the company. Recently, she remounted her work Gennaio as part of EDge Dance Company’s Tour to Famalicão, Portugal, and Five Taken for a performance with Experiment 6 (London, UK). Jocelyn’s choreography is inspired by the marriage between music and dance, particularly in jazz. She has recently completed her Master of Arts in Contemporary Dance at The London Contemporary Dance School (London, UK).