Posts Tagged ‘Ryerson University’

Sandra Clarke

Sandra recently performed with As The Spirit Moves (ASM) Dance Company in the full length production of Warfare at Dancemakers Centre for Creation.  With ASM Sandra also performed at International Dance Day 2010, One City One Hope for Toronto City Mission and At Night at the Theatre.

Sandra works with visual artist Cesar Ferero and dancer Michelle Moylan combining installation art and dance performance. They have performed at several Toronto Art Galleries including DeLeon, Headbones and Artscapes Barns. They toured their work to Edmonton Alberta in 2009.

Sandra is currently a dancer for The Dance Company performing at special events within the GTA.

Upon receiving a grant from the Waterloo Region Arts Fund in 2008 Sandra and a partner produced and choreographed a full length dance production entitled A Holiday Celebration in Dance which was performed at The Registry Theatre in downtown Kitchener.

Performance highlights; Toronto International Dance Festival, Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, Nuit Blanche 07 The Invisible City with Desireada Dance Theatre, Cambridge Arts Festival, Royal City Musicals – Kiss Me Kate, Violence Against Women Awareness Event, Women’s Journey 2009, Choreographer’s Ball Kitchener 09, and Habourfront Centre in Fandango by Robert Desrosiers.

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 with various professional teachers.

Sandra is very excited to be a part of Kinetic Elements!

Q&A

What is your favourite book?

I like poems by Khalil Gibran

Why did you start dancing?

I was a gymnast and enjoyed acting – dance was a good combination of both!

Name one great moment in your life;

Finding out I got into Ryerson for dance!

What is your favourite word?

Empathy

What is your least favourite word?

Oppression

You can see Sandra perform with Kinetic Elements at the 60 x 60 Dance Toronto event. It will be held at the Music Gallery on Saturday, November 20th. More details to come!

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Kinetic Elements Performs Moulin Rouge at This Month`s Bazaar!

Announcing the cast:

Daniel Grys

Daniel started dancing at the age of five at Lechowia Polish-Canadian Folk Dance Company where he was first introduced to Polish folklore dance and Latin ballroom dance. Daniel has traveled to Europe, South America, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.A. for dance festivals and competitions. He has just finished his 2nd year in the Dance Program at York University where he studies ballet and modern dance. Photo by Ryan Joyce

Imran Mohammed

Imran Mohammed began his dance training in hip hop under the guidance of Kareem Byfield of G n’S Dance and since then has been training in classical and contemporary ballet from City Dance Corps, Metro Movement, Ballet Espressivo and also with Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver, where he continued his training in jazz dance. Recently, Imran performed at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Imran is a member of Limitless Productions, G n’S Dance Crew and Kinetic Elements and is currently training in the Indian classical dance – kathak -the parent of flamenco. Photo by Carlos Ferguson

Karen Murray

Karen began her training at Gotta Dance in Toronto and danced competitively for 10 years, winning numerous overall awards in jazz, lyrical, ballet and tap.  Attending Etobicoke School of the Arts for dance, Karen had the opportunity to perform works by Gabby Kamino, Colleen Friedman, Milton Myers, Danny Grossman and Benjamin Kamino.  Karen is currently completing her BFA in performance dance at Ryerson University under the direction of Nadia Potts and studying ballet, jazz and modern from such respected artists as Vicki St Denis, Karen Duplisea, Kenny Pearl and Derek Sangster. In 2008, Karen performed Niki Wozniak’s choreography with Desiraeda Dance Theatre at Toronto’s Fringe Festival to positive reviews.  Recently, Karen was in Japan for 2 months dancing in a traditional Can Can show at the Huis Ten Bosch luxury resort outside of Nagasaki.  Karen is always looking to expand her dance vocabulary and training and can’t wait to see what exciting projects will come up next!

Stephanie Seaton

Stephanie Seaton is a toronto-based dancer, actor and singer (and dance teacher). She trained in the Vaganova style of Ballet for 15 years and has branched out into contemporary and jazz. For fun, Stephanie is persuing training in aerial silks. Selected Recent Credits Include: Sheila in Tightrope (Fringe 2010), the Girl in Mr. Baxter (InspiraTO Festival 2010), Cecille and a featured dance role in Annie (T3 Productions), and Marty in Grease (St. Andrews College, dir. William Scoular). She is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts.

Ashima Suri

Ashima is a dancer/choreographer/actor/writer/ and public speaker. She has trained in Indian classical dance, bollywood and contemporary. Ashima currently owns and choreographs for her own dance theatre company called Limitless Productions (www.limitlessproductions.ca). She has recently choreographed and performed for ‘I AM’, International Day of Dance, Fires with Resistance and the Arthritis Society. Photo by Ryan Joyce

Elizabeth Vecchio

Elizabeth Vecchio has had the passion of dance for over 15 years. Her roots formed through recreational classes, where she moved forward to dance competitively, attended Arts High School ESA, and has recently graduated from the York University Dance Program. Elizabeth has been blessed to have studied & performed varying forms of dance in Canada and abroad. Performance highlights include working with Sure Jazz Korea, City Dance Corps, fFIDA, Canopy Theatre & Thrive Entertainment! She has also had the pleasure of working with industry leaders such as Shawn Byfield, Linda Garneau, Annie Wood & So You Think You Can Dance Canada Judge Luther Brown.
Photo by Tim Bermingham

Can’t wait to see you there!