Dance Curator Mimi Beck Announces Retirement, September 2023

After 40+ years of devoted service to DanceWorks and with the support of the Board of Directors, our Dance Curator Mimi Beck, has announced her intention to retire as of September, 2023. 

Under Mimi’s able leadership and creative direction, DanceWorks has become a leading presenter of dance in Canada developing and promoting many seasons of high quality, culturally pluralistic dance programming, reflecting our diverse dance community. 

DanceWorks continues to introduce audiences to imaginative seasons and presentations featuring world premieres, companies on tour, student and education programming and more recently, a series of digital/online programming. 

In addition to her incredible curatorial accomplishments, Mimi has been a guiding friend and often mentor to all she has connected with – artists, staff, patrons and community members over many years.

Mimi has supported dance artists and their work with thoughtfulness and encouragement, demonstrating a commitment to excellence, innovation and always based on developing positive relationships. DanceWorks remains committed to serve the Canadian dance community with the same allegiances as we seek our next artistic producer leader through that lens.

The board and staff at DanceWorks are deeply indebted to Mimi for her years of service, and we all wish her a wonderful retirement filled with new discoveries.


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