A leading presenter of dance in all forms, DanceWorks develops and promotes seasons of high quality, culturally pluralistic dance programming created by professional dance artists. DanceWorks’ programming supports cross racial solidarity, holding space for BIPOC artists and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIAP. Work that addresses social justice issues, and challenges racism against Indigenous, Black, and Asian peoples is valued and encouraged. DanceWorks advances opportunities for the Disability Community within the dance milieu. Based in Tkaronto/Toronto since 1977, DanceWorks cultivates meaningful engagement with dance artists through outreach, education and animation initiatives.
DanceWorks leads the country in presenting risk-taking choreographers and dancers.
DanceWorks is a presenter of culturally pluralistic dance promoting equity, diversity and inclusion, and expanding the appreciation of the medium with new and existing audiences.
Artist-Centered, Inclusion, Diversity, Community, Innovation, High-Quality, Professionalism.
1977 - 79
1980 - 89
1990 - 2002
U.S./Canada Performance Initiative: DanceWorks jointly initiates and manages with Dance Theatre Workshop (N.Y.) a program to promote cross-border touring and residencies in cooperation with the National Performance Network. Assumes management of Dance Ontario Association and The CanDance Network.
2002 - 2005
2006 - 2011
2012 - 13
2014 - 19
2019 - 20
20 - Present
Meet the team that brings you the opportunities to engage with professional dance artists and their stories.
Education & Outreach Manager
Events & Marketing Coordinator
Executive Artistic Producer
Executive Artistic Producer
Bookkeeping and Payroll Services
Manager, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations; Superior Plus Corp
Senior Consultant; One Step One Step Productions
Director, Product Management, E&S risk, Enterprise risk; RBC
Associate Director, Partnerships; Thrive
Senior Manager, Partnerships; Scene +
The following is an alphabetical list of artists with their choreographies that have contributed to the DanceWorks experience.
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Lawrence Adams, Behaviourism: An Interim Report (1982) DW29
Miriam Adams, Thank you very much (1981) DW23, The National (1983) DW30
Guy Allen, Spliff (1983) DW31
Guy Allen/Arnie Achtman, Living Room (1981) DW22
Tatiana Alexandrovna/Carol Anderson/Kirk Elliott, Homage to Gertrude Stein (1987) DW49
Conrad Alexandrowicz, The Modest Rose Puts Forth a Thorn (1983) DW32, Boys will be men (1987) DW51, La Dolce Vita (1988) DW54, Pumps’n’Power (1987)
Myriam Allard El 12 (2010) DW182; Homoblablatus (2013) DW198
John Alleyne, Sweet Ed Drinks Tequilla, (1994) DW83
Kate Alton, for the love of, (2009) DW178
Carol Anderson, Allegro Mysterioso (1983) DW32, d’Arc Polyhymnia Muses (1988) DW55
Kate Alton, ALT/ZOW AD INFI … The Alton Gzowski Cycle (1999) DW118; For The Love Of (2009) DW178
Julie Asterisk/John Tench, Private Eye (from Carbon Coffee) (1982) DW25
1. large b&w photo: Jaberi Dance Theatre, No Woman’s Land, by Zahra Saleki
small b&w photos in history:
2.1977-79: Julia Sasso dances, Sporting Life, by Nicole Rivelli
3. 1980-99: Holly Small & Robert W. Stevenson, Cheap Sunglasses by Vid Inglevics
4. 1990 – 2002: Joanna de Souza, Amalgam
5. Late 1998-2002: JDdance, In Absentia
6. 2002 – 2005: adelheid, LOT X, by Jeremy Mimnagh
7. 2006 – 2011: InDANCE, Holy Cow(s)!, by Miles Brokrenshire
8. 2017 – 18: Dancers of Damelahamid, Flicker, by Derek Dix
9. 2014 – 19: Jaberi Dance Theatre, No Woman’s Land, by Zahra Saleki
10. 2019 – 20: Tribal Crackling Wind, Woven, by Jeremy Mimnagh
11. 20 – Present: Yvonne Ng/tiger princess dance projects, In Search of the Holy Chop Suey, by Cylla Von Tiedemann