Artist-in-Residence and DanceLab programs


Mique'l Dangeli, Git Hayetsk/photo Chris Randle

Mique'l Dangeli, Git Hayetski/photo Chris Randle

The Artist-in-Residence Program aims to assist dance professionals in developing new work, and promoting dance among new audiences. Residencies may involve working with emerging professional artists and non-professional enthusiasts, as well as teaching and creating in non-traditional contexts and environments with specific communities such as youth and those with special needs.

The Dance Centre’s Artist-in-Residence program provides studio space and technical and administrative support to enable choreographers to work with various artists and audiences, through creation, teaching, outreach activities and performances. Technical residencies offer production support to artists preparing for full theatre presentations.

Artists-in-Residence 2015-2016:

Julianne Chapple
Justine A. Chambers
Mique’l Dangeli, Git Hayetsk
Noam Gagnon, Vision Impure


Dovbush Dancers/photo Chris Randle

Dovbush Dancers/photo Chris Randle

Our DanceLab program supports research and collaboration between dance artists and other art disciplines. It provides fully subsidized studio space at Scotiabank Dance Centre to the participating artists for a period of 2 weeks, enabling the artists to research how cross-art form collaboration can enhance their artistic growth and the development of new work. Upon completion of the process, the artists open up the process to the public through an informal studio presentation.

DanceLab Artists 2015-2016:

Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi, Kokoro Dance with Standing Wave (music ensemble), Jeffery Ryan (composer), Jonathan Baldock (set/costume designer), Gerald King (lighting designer) 
Deborah Karras and Laurel Lawry, Dovbush Dancers with Troika Collective (theatre artists, singers), Tetiana Zaruba (singer, folk arts specialist)
Josh Martin and Lisa Gelley, Company 605 with Rob Sondergaard (lighting designer), Louise A. DeGagne (set designer)
Shay Kuebler, Shay Kuebler Radical System Art with Craig Alfredson (technical director/interactive software), Jason Overy (percussionist), Danny Nielsen (percussionist/tap dancer)
Ziyian Kwan, dumb instrument Dance with Tanis Saxby (sculptor), Larissa Lai (writer)