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Yvonne Ng

Artistic Director / Co-Festival Director / Curator

Yvonne Ng is a dancer, choreographer, presenter, producer, curator and arts educator. She is the Artistic Director and creative instigator behind tiger princess dance projects, which has been in operation…

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Lina Cruz

Curator, Cruz Series

Montreal choreographer Lina Cruz founded her company, Fila 13 Productions, in 2003 and has presented her work in festivals and events at local, national and international levels. Cruz has a…

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Matjash Mrozewski

Curator, Mrozewski Series

Though he spent most of his 25-year career based in Toronto, choreographer and director Matjash Mrozewski recently moved to Montreal to take up the position of Associate Director of the…

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Janelle Rainville

Janelle Rainville

d:mic/fac Festival Co-director

Janelle has stage-managed for over 35 dance companies and independent choreographers including the National Ballet of Canada, Dancetheatre David Earle, Danny Grossman Dance Company, tiger princess dance projects and Peggy…

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Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris

d:mic/fac Festival Co-director

Born in Toronto, Jeff Morris studied technical theatre production and administration at Ryerson’s Theatre School. After leaving Ryerson, he became Production Stage Manager for Toronto Dance Theatre (1990 – 1995).…

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Kathleen Smith

Dance on Film Programmer

Kathleen Smith is a Toronto-based writer and filmmaker. She was editor at The Dance Current, Canada’s National Dance Magazine, until 2014 and writes regularly about dance, performance and the arts…

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Arun Srinivasan

Production Manager and Lighting Director

Arun has worked extensively in the performing arts for the last 25 years. Dance collaborators include Robert Desrosiers, Peter Chin, Danny Grossman, ProArteDanza, COBA and tiger princess dance projects. He…

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Deanna Galati

Deanna Galati

Philanthropist and Partnership Officer

Deanna Galati is an Arts Administrator, Producer and Performer mainly working in theatre and dance. She is the Program Coordinator with the York Region Arts Council and Education and Outreach…

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Marianna Rosato

Assistant Stage Manager (Mainstage) & Stage Manager (WYSIWYG)

A Toronto native, Marianna Rosato received her BFA as a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School’s Technical Production Program in 2006 - where she now teaches Dance Stage Management. Marianna spent…

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Sam Hale

Arts Encounters and Front of House Manager

This is Sam’s 3rd festival with d:mic/fac. Elsewhere, Sam works as a stage manager, selected credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Stratford Festival), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Picture This, Parfumerie,…

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Laura Cournoyea

Company Manager and Community Activator

Laura Cournoyea is a Toronto-based arts manager and administrator. She was trained at York University’s Theatre Department, earning a Specialized B.F.A. in Theatre Design and Production. Ms. Cournoyea has recently…

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Jennifer Lee

Box Office Manager

Originally from Alberta, Lee came to Toronto to study dance. While completing her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from York University she discovered an interest in stage management. Lee…

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Murray Paterson Marketing Group Inc.


Murray Paterson Marketing Group (MPMG) is an award-winning agency of highly skilled, forward-thinking professionals with a passion for marketing the arts + cultural industries. They are a collective of bright…

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Juliana Feng

Marketing Coordinator

Juliana Feng is a marketing and communications professional focused in the non-profit arts sector. She has been actively involved in a wide array of arts disciplines including her endeavours in…

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Rebecca Walsh

Administrative Assistant

Rebecca Walsh, a 2017 Performance Production graduate from Ryerson, is a Toronto-based Stage Manager and Arts Administrator. She has worked for the Toronto International Film Festival, Tiger Princess Dance Projects,…

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Rita Fan

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Rita is an aspiring marketing communications professional who has recently graduated from Western University’s BMOS program in Consumer Behaviour. Throughout her time in university, she has accumulated a wide variety…

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May Nemat Allah

Festival Intern

May Nemat Allah is a 3rd year student at the University of Waterloo studying Arts and Business with a specialization in Theatre and Performance. After studying theatre for the past…

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Board of Directors

James Beamish
accounting on aircraft // dance stumbling foreigner // shy so bluster

Richard Lee
I act, I fight, I toil all day.
I grow communities and always have my say.
I am an actor / fight director / sound designer and theatre admin.

Michael Plauntz
Chartered Accountant-knits & spins & figure skates & dances vicariously.
Technical, balanced with creativity. Always organized, with remarkable insight.

Loretta Chang

Banner photo by Peter Earle.
Headshots by, from top to bottom (L to R): David Hou, Zhenya Cerneacov, unknown, Alexandre Frenette, Aleksander Antonijevic, Jenifer Watkins, Arun Srinivasan, Dan Abramovici, Cylla von Tiedemann, Alex Naylor, David Leyes, MPMG, Jessie Lau, Thea Loo, unknown.

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