Heidi Strauss - artistic director

Since 1994 Toronto-based Heidi Strauss has worked as an independent dance artist. She has performed with Fujiwara Dance Inventions, Tribal Crackling Wind and Sylvain Émard Danse. In theatre & opera, she has choreographed for the Frankfurt Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, Volcano Theatre and Necessary Angel, and worked as rehearsal director for Tribal Crackling Wind, Chartier Danse & O Vertigo. In 2008 Strauss founded adelheid, and since then has been dance-artist-in-residence at Factory Theatre where she has created 3 full evening works including the Dora Award winning this time. She has given workshops across Canada, and in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Singapore. She is a 2012 recipient of the KM Hunter Award for Dance.

Jeremy Mimnagh - artistic associate

Jeremy Mimnagh is a photographer, projection and sound designer.  His interest in performance-based works has involved collaborations in contemporary dance, music and theatre.  2011 film credits include the short film:  girl in mourning (co-created with Heidi Strauss), From Gentle Ashes, and a dance film for Bravo! entitled Floating Construct (co-created with Peter Chin).  His projection design for stage design Bas Reliefs earned him recognition in Germany’s Ballett und Tanz Jahrbuch 2006.   Mimnagh also has an interest in documenting creative process with still photography and film, leaving evidence of the ephemeral evolution within the creative process. Exhibitions of some his still collections have been exhibited throughout Canada and internationally. 

Jane Alison McKinney - Metcalf Foundation Intern email

Rachel Penny - Creative Producer email

Board of Directors

Darryl Tracy, Chair
Bradley Powell, Treasurer
Nicole Hensen, Secretary

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