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An interactive celebration of movement and music: Thursday, June 2nd

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Welcome to NBS Sharing Dance Day, a national digital broadcast to celebrate the joy, creativity and community of dance. Using your digital device, dance along with Canadian artists as they share and teach a diversity of dance styles, introduce you to new music rhythms, and more. Best of all, no dance experience is required! Since 2010, NBS Sharing Dance Day events have brought together tens of thousands of people in communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Click here to learn more about past events.
 
This 2022 Sharing Dance Day broadcast is hosted by Canada’s National Ballet School, and programmed in partnership with Alberta Ballet School, L'École de danse de Québec, Halifax Dance, and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) School.

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Aimée started traditional Acadian Step dancing at the age of 4 in Nova Scotia. This early introduction to dance would ignite a lifelong passion towards the performing arts.

In her teens Aimée moved to Vancouver, BC to expand her training starting with the Goh Ballet Academy. From there she met amazing teachers and mentors that invited her to participate and join dance companies, collectives and conventions throughout North America and Europe.

The experiences in ballet, neo classical, contemporary, modern, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and house (while maintaining her roots in Acadian step dancing) also led to opportunities to perform, choreograph, assist and teach throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Aimée enjoys creating and performing works that feel good for all involved. She naturally shows her enthusiasm for the performing arts with others and is really loving her current roles as a teacher, choreographer & life coach.

Photo by: Richie Lubaton















Photo par : Richie Lubaton

Born in Germany, Katharina Schier immigrated at an early age to Canada where she began training  at The School of Alberta Ballet and continued pursuing intensive programs at The National Ballet of Canada, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and The Ailey School,  graduating with distinction from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Contemporary Dance in 2016. While in attendance she had the tremendous opportunity to perform in works by choreographers such as Mark Morris, Danny Buraczeski, Uri Sands, Richard Colton and Andrea Miller. 

Katharina has danced professionally in Canada and the U.S.A. having performed with City Ballet of Boston, Emily Jerant-Hendrickson,  Wiss.co Dance, Cathy Young, Luminarium Dance Company, and Lorraine Chapman The Company. Since returning to Calgary, she has performed in works by Davida Monk (for Dancers’ Studio West), Barbara England (for Facet Music) and Corp Bara Dance Theatre. 

As an entrepreneurial creative, deeply committed to responding to her environment/circumstance, Katharina has found herself compelled to instigate many self-produced and collaborative projects. In 2016, Katharina co-produced The Boston Conservatory’s First Annual Senior Dance Performance presented at Gibney Dance Center (NYC). This performance won the Boston Conservatory’s “Project of the Year” Award and has since been incorporated into the curriculum as a course for Senior Dance Majors. In 2020, along with Serenella Argueta, Katharina co-created/directed Ballet Bodies with a collective designed to challenge the normative of the "ideal" female ballet body and hierarchy in ballet training, rehearsal and performance. 

With a deep passion for outdoor places, Katharina produces and choreographs original work as site specific installations and public gathering opportunities. She facilitates her work as the  Artistic Director of Calgary Core Contemporaries with project based funding from Alberta Foundation for the Arts (2019), Canada Council for the Arts (2020) and Calgary Arts Development (2022). 

Photo by: Lauren Wolfe

A graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Teacher Training Program, Kristina Frykas holds her Licentiate teaching designation with the Cecchetti Society of Canada and Cecchetti International Classical Ballet. 

Kristina was a senior member of the artistic staff at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Recreational School and the Professional School’s Teacher Training Program for nearly 20 years. As well as being a ballet teacher, Kristina is certified in both Progressing Ballet Technique and Pilates. 

An advocate for the Manitoba dance community, Kristina is a former board member of Dance Manitoba and has acted as the  Manitoba Representative to the Cecchetti Society of Canada.

A partner of the Kazka Dance Collective, Kristina is also the School Director of the Sopilka Ukrainian Dance School. Under her direction the school has been awarded top Ukrainian dance school by the Manitoba Ukrainian Dance Festival for three consecutive years. Kristina has received multiple national awards for her choreography and was the recent recipient of the esteemed 2018-2019 Instructor of the Year Award presented by Ukrainian Dance World.

A passionate life long learner, Kristina frequently travels to Ukraine to continue her studies as a director, choreographer, dancer and dance educator. A trusted authority in dance, Kristina has had the honour of adjudicating several dance festivals across Canada throughout her career.

It is through these collective experiences Kristina found inspiration to create  the Kazka Dance Collective.
 

Photo by: ​Luckygirl Photography
Passionnée de danse intuitive, Mélissa Martin était déjà dédiée à son art depuis un très jeune âge. Originaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, elle y développe son côté urbain, lyrique, commercial et théâtral pendant une dizaines d'années. Par la suite, Mélissa déménage à Québec pour y poursuivre sa passion pour la danse. Elle débute, en 2017, le programme Danse-interprétation en danse contemporaine de L'École de danse de Québec et gradue à l’été 2020. Suite à ses 3 années d'études enrichissantes, sa soif d’apprendre et son dévouement lui ont permis déjà de faire partie des compagnies Samba Québec et Tentacle Tribe.
 
Elle est reconnue pour son charisme, son énergie, son dynamisme, sa versatilité et sa détermination envers son art. La danse l'habite au quotidien. Autodidacte de nature, ses études en danse et son travail en tant qu'interprète et professeure de danse ont fait naître en elle le désir d’explorer dans sa propre pratique personnelle dans l’art chorégraphique de façon plurielle et hybride.

Photo par : 
Antoine Caron
A Wendat artist from Toronto, Ontario. A fancy shawl/Jingle dress dancer for over 13 years, teaching dance for over 11 years at various organizations throughout the Greater Toronto Area.














 

 
Hamud Mbarak aka Pen Moodz is a lawyer by profession and poet by passion. When he’s not negotiating contracts, he’s setting his pen on fire whenever the mood strikes.
 
An advocate of truth, defender of justice, and storyteller of his communities, Pen Moodz has performed for the Prime Minister of Canada - Justin Trudeau; President of the Raptors - Masai Ujiri; and the Mayor of Toronto - John Tory. In addition, Hamud has launched campaigns supported by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Finals, was featured in Complex, Sportsnet and many more.
 
Hamud’s captivating energy has gained him audiences as a public speaker with American Express, the City of Toronto, CUPE Local 79, York Region District School Board and Canada’s Elite Basketball League, to name a few.
 
Above all, he enjoys connecting with students and inspiring the next generation to pick up the pen to express themselves.
 
Introducing, the People’s Poet
Zomi (she/her) is a dance artist and instructor at House of Eights Dance Studio in Halifax. While the foundations of her movement vocabulary stem from various forms of Street Dance, learning from others along the way has also nurtured her love for Contemporary and Jazz styles. Incorporating what she learns as a student and guest in various dance forms and cultures, her own work is known for precise musicality, unique textures, and being constantly innovative for the benefit of her students.

​Photo by: Danielle Morrisey

Thank you to our generous partners for making NBS Sharing Dance Day 2022 possible!

Increasing access to the joys and benefits of dance from coast-to-coast-to-coast through Canada's National Ballet School's (NBS) Lozinski Centre for Community Dance, a visionary gift from Joan and Jerry Lozinski.
 


 

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