Company Members

Kendra Hughes
Artistic Director

Kendra Hughes graduated from the Dance Performance Foundation Program at George Brown College with a main focus in ballet. Not only has Kendra performed across Canada, but also throughout the world including India, the Middle East and at the Kennedy Space Center in the United States.

Kendra has been a member of Toronto Aerial Dance Project, Grace ‘N’ Style and Black Magic. She has also been a guest choreographer for the Toronto Hot Rock Dance Team as well as a performer and choreographer with the Hamilton Modern Dance Company under the direction of Dave Wilson.

Founding Kinetic Elements has been a long time dream of Kendra’s and she is so happy to be a part ofthe Toronto Fringe Festival.

Photo by Ryan Joyce

Daniel Grys

Daniel started dancing at the age of five when he was first introduced to Polish folklore dance through the Lechowia Polish-Canadian Folk Dance Company. He was then introduced to Latin ballroom dance within the company and has continued it passionately ever since. Daniel has traveled to Europe, South America, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. for dance festivals and competitions. Another one of Daniel’s accomplishments includes being a Canadian finalist in Latin dance in the youth division. Daniel recently graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. As part of his program, he has taken and continues to practise conditioning for body strength, improvisation, and performance classes. His goal is to perform dance and theatre professionally. Photo by Ryan Joyce

Sandra Clarke

Sandra has a degree in dance from Ryerson University and has also studied at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and with Dance Theatre David Earle. Sandra continues to train in jazz, modern and ballet. Sandra recently performed with As The Spirit Moves Dance Company in the full length production of Warfare at Dancemakers Centre for Creation. Performance highlights include Toronto International Dance Festival, Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, The Invisible City (Nuit Blanche 2007, Desireada Dance Theatre), Cambridge Arts Festival, Kiss Me Kate (Royal City Musicals), Violence Against Women Awareness Event, Women’s Journey 2009, Choreographer’s Ball Kitchener 2009, and Fandango by Robert Desrosiers (Harbourfront Centre).

Miles Gosse

Miles first began dancing at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts where he was a part of the Musical Theatre training program.  He has trained in many different styles of dance with a focus on ballet, jazz and contemporary.  Miles has just completed his 2nd year at York University where he is working towards his BFA in Dance and Concurrent Education.


Jennifer McKinley
Stage Manager

Jennifer McKinley gets things done. She is a writer/performer ( and alumna of University of Toronto, the Humber School of Comedy and the Second City Conservatory. This is Jennifer’s second time at the Toronto Fringe Festival (Kibosh!, 2007) and first time as stage manager. She is honoured to be working with the beautiful and talented members of Kinetic Elements.

Sean Hooper
Lighting Designer

A well-rounded theatre practitioner, Sean splits his time between theatre, music and corporate production. He has worked in Theatrical Lighting, Sound Design, Production Management and Technical Direction and feels at home across the board. This is Sean’s first show with Kinetic Elements and second Fringe show. Recent projects include KWMP Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat ʼ09 (Lighting Design), Toronto Scotiabank Nuit Blanche ’09 (Production), Cirque Du Soleil @ Luminato ‘09 (Sound Design) and The Elora Festival ’09 (Production).

  1. […] Choreographer Kendra Hughes on the Kinetic Elements presentation of reSURGEnce, a collection of dances that examines issues in society and deconstructs and transcends the boundaries that society puts upon us. Factory Mainspace, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto. […]

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