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Sarain Carson-Fox
Atlantic
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Actor, Dancer
With a broad history in film as an actress, a longstanding career as a professional dancer, Sarain Carson-Fox also works as an up-and-coming clothing designer and model in her spare time – this flight-footed fashionista is surely no st ...
Lindsay Dobbin
Atlantic
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Artist, Musician, Curator, Educator
Lindsay Dobbin is an multi/interdisciplinary artist, musician, curator and educator of mixed Aboriginal (Maliseet / Mohawk) and European (English / French) ancestry who lives and works on unceded Mi’kmaq territory in Halifax, Nova Scotia. B ...
Deantha Edmunds-Ramsay
Atlantic
Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Singer
Soprano Deantha Edmunds-Ramsay is originally from Newfoundland and Labrador. She is the first classical singer of Inuit descent, and has performed on stages across Canada and abroad. Deantha is the featured soloist on the CD “Pillorikput In ...
Candy Palmater
Atlantic
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Comedian, Host, Speaker
Candy is a recovered lawyer who was raised by bikers in the wilds of Northern New Brunswick. Comedian, Host & Speaker – Candy is the creator and star of the national, variety TV series featuring/ promoting East Coast Music, Canadian Mus ...
Julie Pellissier-Lush
Atlantic
Summerside, PEI, Actor, Writer, Photographer
Julie Pellissier-Lush, actress, and bestselling author of ‘My Mi’kmaq Mother’, was born in Summerside, PEI in 1970. She grew up all over Eastern Canada and spent a number of years in Winnipeg Manitoba before coming home. She wri ...
Jeff Ward
Atlantic
Membertou First Nation, Nova Scotia, Dancer, Drummer, Singer, Performer
Jeff was born and raised in Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation (also known as Red Bank) along the Miramichi River in New Brunswick. For the past ten years, he has lived in Membertou and at present, is the General Manager of the Membertou Heritage ...
Gordon Patrick White
Atlantic
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Actor
Gordon has worked with various companies in the Atlantic provinces, as well as The Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa (’An Acre of Time’), Native Earth in Toronto (’A Very Polite Genocide’), Magnus Theatre in Thunder ...
Cole Alvis
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Theater Creator, Artistic Leader, Producer
Cole is proud of their Métis-Irish/English heritage from the Turtle Mountains in Manitobah. An acclaimed actor, theatre creator & artistic leader, their (gender neutral pronoun) creative process is infused with rigour, inclusivity ...
Janet Antone
Eastern
Oneida Nation of the Thames, Ontario, Administrator, Virtual Assistant
Janet Antone is a proud member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames, located just outside of London, ON. She is the Membership Coordinator at IPAA, and is happy to have to opportunity to work with the company. After high school Janet was quickly dr ...
Keith Barker
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Artist, Actor, Writer
Keith Barker is a Métis artist from Northwestern Ontario.  A graduate of the George Brown Theatre School, he is the former Artistic Associate at Native Earth Performing Arts.  He has been a company member for The Nearly World Fam ...
Herbie Barnes
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor
Herbie Barnes (Anishinaabe from Aundeck Omni Kaning on Manitoulin Island) has played many roles throughout his twenty year career, both on stage and on film but may best be known for his role of Joseph in the film Dance Me Outside and on the CBC ...
Tara Beagan
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Playwright, Director, Actor, Producer
Ntlakapamux and Irish “Canadian” playwright, director, actor, and producer.  Beagan completed three years of service as Artistic Director at Native Earth Performing Arts in February 2014. She has been playwright-in-residence at t ...
Charles Bender
Eastern
Quebec, Canada, Actor
Après sa nomination aux Gémeaux pour son animation sur l’émission jeunesse C’est parti mon tipi, Charles est devenu une présence de plus en plus remarquée sur le réseau de télévi ...
Cherish Violet Blood
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Storyteller, Comedian, Activist
Cherish Violet Blood is an actor, storyteller, comedian, activist and Blackfoot woman. She is a graduate of the Centre for Indigenous Theatre in Toronto, ON and has performed all over North America. Select credits include creator/performer in Mat ...
Yolanda Bonnell
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Performer, Playwright
Yolanda Bonnell is an emerging performer and playwright and is of Ojibwe and South Asian descent, hailing from Fort William First Nation Indian Reserve in Thunder Bay.
Glen Bradley
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Director, Writer
Glen is a Mohawk (Turtle Clan) actor, director and writer from Six Nations who recently graduated from the Stella Adler Academy of Acting Conservatory in Los Angeles, California,. He has co-written many shows for the McMaster University’s S ...
Samantha Brown
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor
Samantha Brown is a Toronto based actor who has currently completed her BFA in the Acting Conservatory at York University. Most recently she has been working in shows with Theatre@York including: Hamletmachine, directed by Paul Lampert, and Venus ...
Cliff Cardinal
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Playwright
Cliff Cardinal’s play Stitch debuted in SummerWorks 2011, winning both The Spotlight Award for Performance, as well as Theatre Passe Muraille’s Emerging Artist Award for the script’s notable artistic impression. His second play& ...
Brefny Caribou-Curtin
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor
Brefny Caribou-Curtin is a Cree actress who was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. My mother and my family are originally from a community north of the 51st parallel, Pukatawagan
Jessica Carmichael
Eastern
St. Catherines, Ontario, Artistic Director, Director, Actor, Educator
Jessica is of British, Irish, Polish and Métis Heritage. She is the newly appointed Artistic Director of the Carousel Players (St. Catherines, ON), director, actor, dramaturge and drama instructor. Jessica resides in Toronto, where she wor ...
Jill Carter
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Performer, Director, Educator
Jill Carter (Anishinaabe/Ashkenazi) is an avid theatre practitioner who has worked as a performer, director, dramaturg, and instructor for almost two decades. She is a graduate of the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toront ...
Michel Charbonneau
Eastern
Quebec, Canada, Designer, Technical Director, Educator
Michel (european/Anishnaabe/Mohawk) is a Designer/Technical Director/Teacher currently based in Quebec. He has been involved in Indigenous Theatre for 30 years and is privileged to be a core member of the Chocolate Woman Collective. Michel has de ...
Rhéanne Chartrand
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Artistic Director, Curator, Arts Administrator, Cultural Animator
Rhéanne Chartrand is a curator, arts administrator, and cultural animator based in Toronto, Canada. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Anthropology from McMaster University and a Master’s degree in Museum Stu ...
Darla Contois
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Playwright
Darla Contois (Cree) is from Grand Rapids Cree Nation in Manitoba. She studied theatre at Manitoba Theatre for Young People, University of Manitoba, and is an esteemed graduate of a three-year professional training program at the Centre for Indig ...
Lisa Cromarty
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor
Lisa Cromarty (Oji-Cree) is a First Nations actress who is a graduate of the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and has completed programs such as Canada’s National Voice Intensive and the Aboriginal Writer’s Program at the Banff Centre. S ...
Ryan Cunningham
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Artistic Director, Artistic Producer, Curator
Ryan is a proud Metis (Cree / Scottish / Dutch / Welsh) from Edmonton, Alberta and current Artistic Director at Native Earth Performing Arts. He is the co-founder and previous AD of Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts Association (AAPAA) and now s ...
Kristine Dandavino
Eastern
Oshawa, Ontario, Singer
Mezzo-soprano Kristine Dandavino brings “extraordinary passion…[and] wonderful high notes” (Barczablog), to her “startlingly powerful”(BarczaBlog) voice in her portrayals in the Verdi and Wagner repertoire. For her ...
Cris Derksen
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Musician
A rising star on the Canadian world / classical / folk / electronica scenes, award-winning Aboriginal cellist Cris Derksen is known for building layers of sound into captivating performances. Her music braids the traditional and contemporary in m ...
Jeff D’Hondt
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Writer, Producer
Jeff D’Hondt is a writer/producer, and a member of the Mohawk/Delaware (properly called the Lenni Lenape) Nationsat the Six Nations of the Grand River. His debut stageplay, A Spirit’s Face, premiered at the 2013 VancouverFringe Festiv ...
Jeremy Dutcher
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Composer, Vocal Artist
Jeremy Dutcher is an emerging Toronto-based Composer and Vocal Artist. His music merges two worlds, that of the classical and traditional, operatic power and tuneful melodies of his Wolastoq (Maliseet) Nation. Dutcher’s style is hard to def ...
Cathy Elliott
Eastern
Palgrave, Ontario, Writer, Director, Actor
Cathy Elliott is a multi-disciplined Mi’kmaq artist and a proud member of the Indian Brook, Shubenacadie Band. Her screenplay for the documentary “Fill My Hollow Bones” was narrated by her hero, Graham Green. She wrote and direc ...
Aria Evans
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Choreographer, Dancer, Filmmaker
Aria Evans is a Toronto-based multicultural dance artist working within performance, creation and video dance. After completing her BFA (hons.) in dance (2012) with renowned dance professionals, Aria represents a current point ...
Jessica Lea Fleming
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Writer, Producer, Arts Manager, Improviser
Jessica Lea Fleming is Métis from Penetanguishene, of Wendat and French descent. She is an actor, writer, producer, arts manager and improviser based in Toronto. Jessica studied Drama at the University of Guelph and completed the Second Ci ...
Waawaate Fobister
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Playwright, Actor
Waawaate Fobister is a Canadian playwright and actor.
Sarah Gartshore
Eastern
Sudbury, Ontario, Actor, Director, Playwright
Sarah Gartshore is an actor, director and playwright living in Sudbury Ontario. Her play Survivance has received dramaturgical, and development support from Pat The Dog Theatre Creation, including a staged reading at their Play Smelter of New Wor ...
Glen Gould
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Director, Musician
Glen is an Actor/Director/Musician based in Toronto. Born and raised in Nova Scotia and a member of the Membertou Mi’kmaq First Nation, he left home at the age of 19 to pursue a career in acting. Since then, he has a very successful career, ...
Michael Greyeyes
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Director, Choreographer, Educator.
Michael Greyeyes is an actor, director, choreographer and an educator. He is an Associate Professor at York University and a member of the Muskeg Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada.  Mr. Greyeyes began his professional career as ...
Véronique Hébert
Eastern
Ottawa, Ontario,
Véronique Hébert est une Attikamekw originaire de la communauté de Wemotaci, au Québec. Elle est l’une des finissantes du programme de formation offert par la compagnie de théâtre autochtone Ondinnok ...
Tjay Henhawk
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Graphic Design, Writer, Painter, Photographer
Henhawk is a freelance artist whose practices include acting, graphic design, writing, painting, and photography. [Read More] has been exploring different artistic venues over the past twenty years. He started acting at the age of 11 in the Six N ...
Falen Johnson
Eastern
Falen JohnsonToronto, Ontario Falen Johnson is Mohawk and Tuscarora from Six Nations. She is an actor, playwright and emerging dramaturg. She is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School. Selected theatre credits include: The Only Good Indian wit ...
Nicole Joy Fraser
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Singer, Dancer
Nicole is a Toronto-based actress, singer and dancer of mixed Cree and European descent. She is grateful to still be doing what she’s loved since she was a child. Nicole recently performed in Persephone Theatre’s world premiere produc ...
Suzanne Keeptwo
Eastern
Quebec, Canada, Algonquin, Educator, Writer, Editor, Facilitator, Consultant, Theatre Activist
Suzanne Keeptwo is a multi-faceted Métis (Kitchisipirini Algonkin) artist who is inspired by traditional Anishinaabeg teachings as a foundation of her artistic practice and teaching philosophy. She has worked within an Aboriginal context f ...
Jaime Koebel
Eastern
Ottawa, Ontario, Dancer
Jaime is Otipemisiwak/Nehiyaw (Métis/Cree) from Lac La Biche in northern, Alberta and Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement where some of the world’s best Métis and First Nation jiggers come from. Jaime is recognized as an international award wi ...
Lara Kramer
Eastern
Montreal, Quebec, Choreographer, Artistic Director
Lara Kramer is the choreographer and artistic director of Lara Kramer Danse, based in Montreal. Kramer is an Oji-Cree choreographer and performer whose work is intimately linked to memory and her aboriginal roots. Her work has been presented at t ...
Sandra Lamouche
Eastern
Peterborough, Ontario, Dancer
Sandra Lamouche is a member of the Bigstone Cree Nation. She grew up in Grouard and Slave Lake in Northern Alberta, Canada. Sandra has experience in ten international styles of dance including: hoop dance, fancy shawl, jingle dress, Métis ...
Jani Lauzon
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Puppeteer
Jani Lauzon is a 3 time Dora Mavor Moore nominated actress, a Juno and CAMA nominated singer/songwriter and the first Metis puppeteer to garner a Gemini Award. Jani Lauzon was a member of the NAC English Theatre Acting Company for 3 years, playin ...
Angela Loft
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Vocalist, Theatrical Creator, Educator
Angela Loft is a multi-disciplinary artist from Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory. She is a Juno and two time Polaris nominated vocalist with the performance project YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN. As a theatrical creator she has developed After the Fire: Base ...
Jerry Longboat
Eastern
Ottawa, Ontario, Artistic Director
Jerry Longboat is Mohawk, Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River in Southern Ontario. Jerry has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree through combined studies at the University of Michigan and the Ontario College of Art and Design. He has exten ...
Heather Majaury
Eastern
Kitchener, Ontario, Producer
Heather Majaury (Algonquin Nation) is of Algonquin and British Isles settler descent.  She grew up in traditional Algonquin unceded territory.  She most recently created, with the help of Pat the Dog Playwright Development Cen ...
Beric Dean Manywounds
Eastern
Montreal, Quebec, Artist, Writer, Filmmaker, Indigenous Language Activist
Beric Dean Manywounds is a Tsuut’ina Dene/Anishnaabe Twospirit Performance Artist , Writer , Filmmaker , and Indigenous Language Activist from the Tsuut’ina Nation of Treaty 7, Turtle Island, “Canada”. Beric has studied Di ...
Cheri Maracle
Eastern
Brantford, Ontario, Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Cheri Maracle is a multi-award nominated actor/singer/songwriter of the Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario. Cheri has a theatre-trained background and has performed professionally for the past 20 years across Canada, the United States, and E ...
Tyler Marsden
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Artist, Musician, Digital Storyteller
Tyler Marsden is an emerging artist, musician and digital storyteller from Alderville First Nation in Ontario. His production history includes a short documentary titled Unwritten as well as working alongside Insight Productions on the fourth sea ...
Jessica Matten
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor
Jessica MattenToronto, Ontario In Film Jessica has developed a small cult following in North America and as far as Egypt for her performance in the starring role of Elle-Maija Tailfeather’s film, “A Red Girl’s Reasoning”. ...
Melody McKiver
Eastern
Ottawa, Ontario, Musician, Media Artist, Arts Programmer
Melody McKiver is an emerging Anishinaabe musician, media artist, and arts programmer of mixed ancestry from Obishikokaang Lac Seul First Nation and Scottish/Lithuanian origins. Melody is Ottawa-based and frequently works out of Toronto. As a sol ...
William Merasty
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor
Billy, a self-identifying Cree from Brochet, Manitoba, is now in his 30th year in the Performing Arts. His recent gig, produced by Urban Ink/Black Theatre Workshop: Sal Capone, a Lamentable Tragedy of was received with extraordinary acclaim ...
William Mitchell
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Video Editor, Filmmaker
William Mitchell is a freelance video editor and filmmaker, from the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation. Graduated from Brock University in 2008 with a Film Studies Degree, later studied at Humber College, and graduated in 2010 from the Post Production Film ...
Monique Mojica
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Playwright
Monique Mojica (Guna and Rappahannock) is an actor/playwright and artist-scholar passionately dedicated to a theatrical practice as acts of healing, of reclaiming historical/cultural memory and of resistance. Spun directly from the family web of ...
Émilie Monnet
Eastern
Montreal, Quebec, Director, Producer, Playwright
French Bio Artiste interdisciplinaire, Emilie Monnet fonde les Productions Onishka en 2011 dans le but de créer des spectacles nés de collaborations uniques entre artistes de différentes cultures et disciplines. Au croisement ...
Andy Moro
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Designer, Director, Producer
A mixed blood Mushkegowuk Cree/European, Andy is a Toronto based designer who has toured extensively, implementing and operating his own designs internationally since 1990. He is a core member of the creative team at the Banff Centreʼs Indig ...
Everett Morrison
Eastern
Wikwemikong, Ontario, Vocal Artist
Everett Morrison is an Aboriginal (Cree) bass-baritone. Everett is originally from Moosonee, Ontario and now resides in Wikwemikong, Ontario. He is a graduate of Cambrian College’s Music Program (Voice) and a Graduate from Laurentian’ ...
Daniel David Moses
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Playwright, Poet
Playwright and poet,  Daniel David Moses is a Delaware from the Six Nations Reserve in southern Ontario. His plays include Coyote City, a nominee for the 1991 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, his most traveled,&nb ...
Nick Nahwegahbow
Eastern
Ottawa, Ontario, Actor
Nick Nahwegahbow was born and raised in the Ottawa area by parents of Mohawk and Ojibwe decent. A Guelph University Theatre Studies graduate (2007-2011), he was the first First Nations actor to perform on the University stage. Actively involved i ...
Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Drummer, Storyteller, Educator
Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone is a free spirit who dares to dream. Raised by a fiercely strong single mom and older brother Birk, in North Bay, Ontario, she was always surrounded with love and support and fortunate enough to inherit her family’s p ...
Nshannacappo
Eastern
Ottawa, Ontario, Graphic Novelist, Artist, Writer, Poet
Nshannacappo is a Nakawe (Saulteaux) graphic novelist, artist, writer and poet who specializes in black and white western style dragons, superheroes all with Aboriginal protagonists. As a writer he loves to write fantasy and sci-fi, with his poet ...
Brandon Oakes
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Dancer
Brandon A. Oakes / Ratsienhonoron (Council Fire), is Mohawk from Akwesasne (The land where the Partridge Drum) Ontario / Quebec / New York . He has performed and toured extensively throughout North America with several Native dance theatres. He a ...
Lesley Parlane
Eastern
Ottawa, Ontario, Storyteller
Hi, my name is Lesley Parlane (Dakota/Salteaux) and I am a member of the Standing Buffalo Dakota First Nation in Fort Qu’Appelle, SK. I am an emerging Storyteller based in Ottawa, ON. I believe that personal storytelling is empowering and h ...
Archer Pechawis
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Performer, New Media Artist, Filmmaker, Writer, Curator, Educator
Performance artist, new media artist, filmmaker, writer, curator and educator Archer Pechawis was born in Alert Bay, BC in 1963. He has been a practicing artist since 1984 with particular interest in the intersection of Plains Cree culture and di ...
Catherine Peltier Mavin
Eastern
Ottawa, Quebec, Singer, Actor
Catherine Peltier Mavin is a professional cross-cultural woman. Catherine’s heritage, as an adopted child, is a combination of First Nation (Odawa, Pottawatomi, Maleceet), Ukrainian and French cultures. She is the mother of four sons, passi ...
Joelle Peters
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Writer
Joelle Peters is an actor/writer from Walpole Island First Nation and is of Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Odawa and Miami tribe descent. She attended Seneca College’s Acting for Camera and Voice program and has since worked on projects such as the 29 ...
Dawn Pritchard
Eastern
Wakefield, Quebec, Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Dawn Pritchard, of Wakefield, Quebec, is a singer songwriter, guitar player. She is releasing her second album, “”Catch Me if You Can”" on November 5, 2016 at the Blacksheep Inn, Wakefield, QC. Her songs are groovy, ambient and ...
Jeremy Proulx
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Dancer, Writer, Filmmaker
Jeremy Proulx is an actor, dancer, writer and filmmaker of Anishnaabeg (Ojibwe) and Haudenosaunee (Oneida) descent, originally from Neyaashiinigamiing (Chippewas of Nawash, First Nation), Ontario. As a performer, some of Jeremy’s theatre cr ...
PJ Prudat
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor
Hailing from Saskatchewan, this (proudly) half-breed actress - French, Scandinavian, Cree, Saulteaux and Métis – most recently received the Bob Couchman award for Outstanding Female Performance (2011) for her role as Yvette Wong in G ...
Lena Recollet
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Artist, Singer, Actor, Dancer
Lena is from Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve and is a multidisciplinary artist, based in Toronto. She is also an events planner at First Story Toronto and an administrator for the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance. Lena opened for Buffy Sainte-Mari ...
Karyn Recollet
Eastern
Peterborough, Ontario, Educator, Artistic Producer, Director, Actor
Karyn Recollet Ph.D. is currently teaching at Trent University in Indigenous Performance, and has previously served as Associate Artistic Producer for Indigenous Performance Initiatives.  She is the recipient of the Trent University Presiden ...
Carlos Rivera
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Dancer, Choreographer, Educator, Director, Actor
Carlos Rivera is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, rehearsal director and actor based in Toronto originally from México. He is from Mixteco Indigenous Descent. Carlos graduated from the Mexico City Dance School where he study Mexican Traditional ...
Brittany Ryan
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Production Manager, Stage Manager, Administrator
Brittany Ryan is a Chinese-Métis Toronto-based arts manager, producer, designer, and production stage manager.   She is the Producer at Nightswimming and the General Manager of Signal Theatre. Prior to her recent appointment at Nights ...
Celeste Sansregret
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor
Celeste Sansregret began her career onstage at age 3 1/2. She has appeared in over 30 plays and numerous films and music videos, working with many distinguished directors, including: Robert Sherrin, Malcolm Black, Walter Burgess and John Hirsh. F ...
Olivia Shortt
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Musician
Olivia Shortt is a saxophonist of Ojibway and Irish descent from Nipissing First Nation. She studied with Dr. Wallace Halladay during her Bachelors of Music degree in Saxophone Performance, Advanced Certificate in Performance and Master’s i ...
Leanne Simpson
Eastern
Curve Lake, Ontario, Writer, Scholar, Storyteller, Activist
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a writer, scholar, storyteller and activist of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and is a member of Alderville First Nation. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, is an instructor at the Centre for Worl ...
Rosary Spence
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Musician, Singer, Educator
Cree, Fort Albany First Nation Singer/Song Writer, Rosary Spence, is an Aboriginal musician and entrepreneur with a powerhouse of a voice, soulful indigenous styles and innovative spirit. Born and raised on the Western Shores of James Bay, Cree T ...
Logan Staats
Eastern
Brantford, Ontario, Musician, Composer, Singer
Born and raised in the small ghost town of Brantford, The young multi-instrumentalists Logan Staats started writing and performing music in his early teens. Once in a blue moon an artist emerges on the scene as if fully formed. The voice is ...
Nicole Tanguay
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Poet, Playwright, Musician, Activist
Nicole Tanguay is of Cree and French decent, from the Sturgeon clan and two-spirited. She has been working in social services for over ten years but is also a poet, playwright, musician, and activist. A recipient of a national scholarship aw ...
Drew Hayden Taylor
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Playwright, Novelist, Scriptwriter, Journalist, Lecturer.
Drew Hayden Taylor is an award winning playwright, novelist, scriptwriter, journalist and lecturer. Good stories come in all genres.  Born, raised and living on the Curve Lake First Nation in central Ontario, he has been both surprised and d ...
Shannon Thunderbird
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Artist, Educator, Singer, Songwriter, Playwriter, Author
  Coast Tsimshian First Nations Elder, Shannon Thunderbird M.A. is an internationally celebrated First Nations Speaker and Artist/Educator. She started Teya Peya Productions in 1991 to provide a world platform for the celebration of the rich ...
Troy Emery Twigg
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Performer, Choreographer, Writer
Troy is Blackfoot from the Kainai Nation in Southern Alberta. He is a graduate from the University of Lethbridge, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre and Dramatic Arts. He attended the Masters program in Dance at York University in Tor ...
Jesse Wabegijig
Eastern
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Actor
Jesse Wabegijig is Ojibway from The Wikwemikong Unceded Anishnaabek Territory on Manitoulin Island, ON, where is currently enrolled in the Internship program at Debajehmujig Storytellers. Prior to his internship at Debajehmujig, he attended the R ...
Michaela Washburn
Eastern
Toronto, Ontario, Actor, Performer, Comedian, Writer
Michaela Washburn is proud to be of English, Irish, French and Cree descent. Born in Edmonton, this Métis artist grew up in the small town of Leduc. Her background includes: theatre, film, stand-up, hosting, writing, clown, improvisation a ...
Clayton Windatt
Eastern
Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Writer, Designer, Curator, Performer
Clayton Windatt has lived in the Northern Ontario region for almost his entire life after being born in St. Catherines, Ontario. He is a Métis arts administrator currently working on independent curatorial projects after working within the ...
Suzette Amaya
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Speaker, Educator, Event Coordinator, Curator, Publicist, Artist Manager
Suzette Amaya is of Kwakwak wakw, Cree, Nisga and Coast Salish Nations Ancestry. Born and raised in East Vancouver and owner of SAMAYA Entertainment, Ms. Amaya is a Motivational Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Keynote, MC, Event Coordinator/Curato ...
Tracey Kim Bonneau
Pacific
Penticton reserve, British Columbia, Media Artist, Professional Writer
Tracey Kim Bonneau is a media artist and professional writer with 25 years of experience in project management. Her expertise is building teams and creating multi-media projects. Tracey is from the Syilx Nation from the Okanagan, born and raised ...
Nyla Carpentier
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Dancer, Actor, Writer
Nyla Carpentier (Tahltan/Kaska) is a multifaceted performing artist currently residing in Vancouver, BC. She first started to dance at the Odawa Powwow in her hometown of Ottawa, Ontario. She started off as a traditional dancer though quickly fou ...
Alana Cook
Pacific
Vancouver, British Columbia, Director, Producer, Writer, Actor
Alana Monique Cook is a UFV alumni, a 2015 Youth Role Model for Metis Nation BC, and a current member of the Aboriginal Youth Internship Program. She holds her B.A. in English with an Extended Minor in Theatre from the University of the Fraser Va ...
Gregory Coyes
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Writer, Filmmaker, Educator
Greg has worked extensively in the Native community over the last thirty years as an award-winning writer and film-maker, and as a teacher. Greg has consulted and written for the Smithsonian at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washin ...
Mique’l Dangeli
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Dancer, Choreographer, Curator, Author
Raised on the Annette Island Indian Reserve, Mique’l Dangeli is of the Tsimshian Nation of Metlakatla, Alaska. She belongs to the Lax̱sgiik (Eagle Clan) and carries the Tsimshian name Shu’g̱oot Lax̱sgiik (Devoted Eagle) and Tlingit na ...
Olivia C. Davies
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Dancer, Choreographer
Olivia is an independent dance artist and choreographer whose work investigates the body’s dynamic ability to transmit narrative. She honours her mixed Welsh, Metis, Anishnawbe heritage in her contemporary Aboriginal dance-theatre practice. ...
Terreane Derrick
Pacific
Vancouver, British Columbia, Filmmaker, Director
Gitxsan filmmaker, and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, a Blackfoot and Sámi filmmaker, met by chance and became quick friends. After surviving a traumatic auto accident, Terreane took a long break from filmmaking. This co-directed p ...
David Geary
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Writer, Director, Editor
Ko Taranaki ma Ngati Pakeha toku iwi. David Geary taku ingoa. My name is David Geary and I descend from the New Zealand Maori tribe – Taranaki, and on my Ngati Pakeha side I am from English, Scots and Irish blood. I am a dual citizen of Can ...
Duane R Grant
Pacific
Burnaby, BC, Dancer, Performer, Producer
Duane Grant is Haisla from Kitamaat Village and Nuu-Chah-nuthl from Port Alberni. His Haisla name is c’ee’hix̅id and he is from the Raven clan. Duane was born and raised in Kitamaat, and lived there for most of his life. In 2010 Duane ...
Margaret Grenier
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Dancer, Artistic Director, Choreographer, Producer
Margaret Grenier is of Gitksan and Cree ancestry. She holds the Gitksan hereditary title 
of Gildedowet, House of Lelt and is daughter of Simoiget Hagbegwatku. She is 
the Executive and Artistic Director for the Dancers of Damelahamid Society whi ...
Vanessa Imeson
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Designer
A Company of Fool’s Theatre’s As You Like It marks Vanessa Imeson’s second season as Torchlight Shakespeare’s Costume, Set & Puppet designer! As You Like It tours Ottawa and surrounding area from Jul 3-Aug 16. See ...
Margo Kane
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Storyteller, Dancer, Singer, Animator, Artist, Director, Producer, Writer, Educator
Margo Kane (Cree/Saulteaux) is an interdisciplinary artist and a leading figure in Aboriginal performing arts. Over the past forty years, she has been recognized as a storyteller, dancer, singer, animator, video and installation artist, director, ...
Taran Kootenhayoo
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Actor, Playwright
Born in Cold Lake (1993) member of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Dene and Stoney artist Taran Kootenhayoo is an aspiring actor and playwright. In his youth, Taran traveled around local communities of the Treaty 6 First Nations, sharing short-storie ...
Jeanette Kotowich
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Dancer, Performer
Jeanette Kotowich is a Vancouver based professional contemporary Aboriginal dance and performing artist. She holds her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University, BC. Jeanette is a seasonal dancer with Dancers of Damelahamid, Raven Spirit ...
Lindsay Lachance
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Researcher
Lindsay Lachance is an Anishinaabe P.H.D. student at the University of British Columbia and has a Masters in Theatre Theory and Dramaturgy from the University of Ottawa. Lindsay has presented her research at five international conferences includi ...
Renae Morriseau
Pacific
North Vancouver, BC, Singer, Producer, Writer, Director, Actor
Between professional and community engaged theatre productions, musical collaborations and film creation, Renae works to cultivate social justice and inclusiveness in utilizing the creative arts as a mechanism for change. Since the early 80&rsquo ...
Starr Muranko
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Dancer, Choreographer
Featured in the Vancouver Sun (October 2010) as one among “ten talents to watch out for in the arts,” Starr Muranko is making waves, big waves. Muranko, drawn to her mother’s Moose Cree ancestry since childhood, practises and ch ...
Michelle Olson
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Performer, Dancer, Choreographer, Singer, Educator
Michelle Olson is a member of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation (Yukon) and the Artistic Director of Raven Spirit Dance. Her work as a performer and creator embraces the arenas of dance, choreography, theatre, opera, dance ...
Corey Payette
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Artistic Producer, Composer, Writer, Director
  Corey Payette is of mixed heritage Oji-cree First Nations and French Canadian from Northern Ontario. He holds a B.F.A. in music composition from York University where he composed for film, chamber, and musical theatre projects. He has writ ...
Harlan Pruden
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Director, Educator
Harlan Pruden (First Nation Cree/nēhiyaw) Ph.D. student at the University of British Columbia’s Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program and is also the Managing Editor of TwoSpiritJournal.com, an interactive multi-platform Two-Spirit med ...
Lisa C. Ravensbergen
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Playwright, Actor, Writer, Director, Dancer
A tawny mix of Ojibway/ Swampy Cree and English/ Irish, Lisa is a multi-hypenate theatre artist based in Vancouver on unceded Coast Salish territory. A play-maker, Jessie nominated actor, dramaturge, writer, director, and sometimes dancer, she su ...
Sister Says
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Band, Singer, Songwriter
Sister Says is West Coast duo/band fronted by Gillian and Robert Thomson who together perform genre-bending indie-pop. With jazz tinged vocals, Sister Says’s music ranges anywhere from heartfelt singer-songwriter music to playful soulful-fo ...
Paul Seesequasis
Pacific
Penticton, BC, Writer, Editor, Cultural Activist, Journalist
Paul Seesequasis is a writer, editor, cultural activist and journalist. He was a founding editor of the award-winning Aboriginal Voices magazine, and the recipient of a MacLean-Hunter journalist award. He was a program officer for a number of yea ...
Quelemia Sparrow
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Actor, Writer, Director
Quelemia is an Aboriginal actor, writer and director from the Musqueam Nation. She is a graduate of Studio 58’s theatre program. Various Theatre: ‘Our Town’/Osimous, ‘The Edward Curtis Project’/GCTC/NAC directed by M ...
Margo Tamez
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Writer, Poet
Margo Tamez (Kónitsąąíí Cúelcahén Ndé/Big Water and Tall Grass Peoples), MFA, PhD, is an enrolled member of the Lipan Apache Band of Texas and an Assistant Professor in the Indigenous Studies Program at t ...
Deneh’Cho Thompson
Pacific
Vancouver, BC, Director, Actor, Playwright
Deneh’Cho Thompson (Dene) is an aspiring director, actor and playwright based in Vancouver. In 2009 Deneh co-founded workingclasstheatre, an indie theatre company dedicated to producing new works, providing training opportunities and showca ...
Colette Trudeau
Pacific
Vancouver, British Columbia, Singer
By committing to the rock genre, Colette Trudeau proves that she has always liked to run with the big boys. Trudeau first shot to notoriety as the vocalist for the all-female rock band LiveonRelease. Signed to Her Majesty Records/Warner Music Can ...
Aaron M. Wells
Pacific
Victoria, BC, Actor, Performer
Aaron M. Wells, a recent graduate from the Canadian College of Performing Arts 2 year program will be going on to continue in his third year Company C at CCPA. He hails from Ehattesaht and Lax Kwalaams First Nations. He carries an interest in usi ...
Kieran Wilson
Pacific
Victoria, BC, Performer, Creator, Designer, Director
Kieran Wilson is a performer, creator, and a B.C. native. He identifies culturally with his ancestry as both Musqueam, Mamalilikulla First Nations and as a second generation Irish immigrant to this land. Recently he performed in Proud (Belfry The ...
Kaitlyn Yott
Pacific
Vancouver, British Columbia, Actor, Writer, Public Speaker
A descendant of the people of Haida Gwaii, Kaitlyn is a Vancouver-based actress of both the stage and screen. Training in theatre since the age of fourteen, Kaitlyn has recently graduated from Capilano University’s Musical Theatre Diploma P ...
Jennifer Dawn Bishop
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Performer, Stage Manager, Facilitator, Actor
Jennifer has been involved with the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company since the age of 13 and was a participant in the first Circle of Voices program in 1999. During her years at SNTC Jennifer has worked as facilitator with the performers&rsquo ...
Ryan Black
Prairies
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Actor, Radio Host, Speaker, Producer
Ryan Black is an expert in the Film, Television, Music, Theatre and Radio Broadcast industries with over 20 years of experience.  He has appeared as an Actor in films such as Geronimo, Dance Me Outside, The Thin Blue Lie, Eye of the Beast, F ...
Columpa C. Bobb
Prairies
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Actor, Writer, Educator, Speaker
Columpa won the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for best actress for her lead role in The Ecstasy of Rita Joe and was nominated for a Jessie for Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble Cast for Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth (Firehall ...
Olivia Brooks
Prairies
Calgary, Alberta, Stage Manager, Technician, Creator, Producer, Playwright
Olivia is a stage manager, technician, creator, producer and playwright working in theatre and live entertainment. A proud member of the Metis Nation of Alberta, she currently resides in Calgary and has worked with such companies as Quest Theatre ...
Nova Courchene
Prairies
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Manager, Educator
Nova Courchene is Anishinaabe-kwe from Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. Nova has been involved in both music and theatre, working with musicians and in theatre organizations out of Toronto and Winnipeg. Currently situating herself in Winnipeg, ...
Colin Dingwall
Prairies
Calgary, Alberta, Actor
Colin Dingwall is an emerging actor based out of southern Alberta, he is a recent (October 2014) graduate of the University of Lethbridge where he earned his B.F.A. in Drama Performance. Colin is Co-Founder of Thumbs Up Good Work Theatre (THUGWor ...
Greg ‘Mista Wasis’ Dreaver
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Actor, Performer, Facilitator
A dynamic professional artistic and cultural Northern Plains Cree originating from Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatchewan of which being a direct and hereditary descendant of his namesake Mista Wasis (Big Child) who was the first signatory and H ...
Christine Sokaymoh Frederick
Prairies
Edmonton, Alberta, Artistic Director, Actor
Christine Sokaymoh Frederick is co-founder and Artistic Director of Alberta Aboriginal Arts which produces the Rubaboo Arts Festival (6th annual in Feb 2015). She is an urban Aboriginal Cree-Métis and has thirty years of performance experi ...
Justin Many Fingers
Prairies
Lavern Kainai Blackfoot Reserve, Alberta, Artistic Director
“I am on a international exchange grant from Canada Council for the arts. I am working with Frances Rings, the choreographer of “SHEOKS” that is under a double bill with another works called I.B.I.S and the bill is called &ldquo ...
Ingrid Gomez
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Actor, Singer
Born in Colombia and moved to Canada at the age of 13. In a short time, she has come a long way in the performing arts, having already worked with many esteemed artists, including Johnna Wright and Yvette Nolan. Her passion and commitment is seei ...
Dakota Hebert
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Actor, Comedian, Improv
Dakota’s acting career began in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. She spent years of her life a closeted thespian, but came out in junior high, much to her naturally-athletic family’s disbelief. Dakota’s big break was being the first a ...
Kristy Janvier
Prairies
Flin Flon, Manitoba, Dancer
Artist Statement: Exploring space without leaving Earth. My feet have carried me to many places and in many ways. Using the soles of my feet as landing pads, I allow the grace of my breath to move my body throughout the environment. Upon my ...
Daniel Knight
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Actor, Musician, Songwriter, Sound Designer, Projection Design
Daniel Knight is a Cree actor/musician/songwriter/Sound Designer/Projection design COV alumni hailing from Muskoday First Nations. Daniel Knight’s introduction to theatre started with the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company&r ...
Andrea Menard
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Performer, Singer, Musician
Andrea Menard is a powerhouse Métis performer with four award-winning cds under her belt. With a voice that is lyrical, raw, and reminiscent of the jazz and blues singers of the 1940’s, she also captures the depth, humour and wisdom ...
Marcus Merasty
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Performer, Dancer
Marcus Merasty is a professional Métis dancer from Pelican Narrows, SK. He started performing with the Northern Prairie Dancers in 2013 and has toured nationally with the group. He’s also danced with other square dancing groups inclu ...
Jesse Mcmann-Sparvier
Prairies
Calgary, Alberta, Dancer, Choregrapher, Musician
Jesse McMann-Sparvier is an emerging musician, contemporary dancer and choreographer. She is a classically trained flutist, graduating in April 2016 with her Bachelor of Music from the University of Calgary. Her research focus has been contempora ...
Patrick Nippi
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Educator, Performer, Dancer
Patrick Nippi is a proud member of the Kinistin Saulteaux Nation. He recently moved to Saskatoon. Patrick is a Life Skills Coach, Addictions counsellor, and a Grief Edu-therapy Specialist. Patrick is honored to be a part of the Circle of Voices t ...
Yvette Nolan
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Playwright, Director, Actor
Yvette Nolan (Algonquin) is a playwright, dramaturg and director. Her plays include BLADE, Job’s Wife, Video, Annie Mae’s Movement, Scattering Jake, from thine eyes, The Unplugging, The Birds (a modern adaptation of Aristophanes&rsquo ...
Aren Okemaysim
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Actor, Dancer, Performer
Aren Okemaysim currently lives in Saskatoon, SK while completing the B.F.A: Acting program at the University of Saskatchewan. He is of Cree & European descent and is originally from the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nations Reserve in T ...
Curtis Peeteetuce
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Actor, Playwright, Sound Designer
Curtis is nehiyaw (Cree) from the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation. Since 2001, he has had the honour of working with many talented artists in theatre, radio drama, music and film. Selected highlights include Persephone Theatre (A Histo ...
Marcel Petit
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Producer, Filmmaker, Actor, Photographer, Playwright
Saskatchewan artist, Marcel Petit has considerable experience in the arts. Marcel Petit is an independent producer, filmmaker, actor, photographer and playwright from Saskatoon, SK where he runs his independent production company m.pet productions.
Karen Pheasant
Prairies
Edmonton, Alberta, Performer, Writer, Advisor, Educator
Karen Pheasant is an experienced professional performing artist, writer, and cultural programmer/advisor. She has dedicated her life to researching, writing, and teaching about Aboriginal performing arts. Pheasant has work-shopped, created, ...
Nigel Henri Robinson
Prairies
Edmonton, Alberta, Comedian, Writer, Filmmaker
Nigel Henri Robinson is a comedian, writer, and filmmaker from Cold Lake First Nations. He studied at Humber in the Comedy: Writing and Performance program. He also does comedy workshops and does a talk on Healing Through Comedy. He most recently ...
Zondra Roy
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Poet, Educator, Singer, Facilitator
Zondra “Pricelys” Roy, who also goes by “Zoey”, is an activist, spoken word poet, hip hop artist, and event project coordinator/facilitator. With roots stemming from Green Lake, Black Lake Denesuline Nation and Cormorant L ...
Jared Tailfeathers
Prairies
Calgary, Alberta, Performer, Musician, Artist
I am a multi-discipline, multi-media performance/interactive Installation based Blackfoot artist. My focus as an artist is to bridge the gap between the arts and culture, making work that is designed for large conceptual and multi-media communica ...
Troy Emery Twigg
Prairies
Calgary, Alberta, Performer, Choreographer, Writer, Dancer, Educator, Artist
Troy is Blackfoot from the Kainai Nation in Southern Alberta. He is a graduate from the University of Lethbridge, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre and Dramatic Arts. He attended the Masters program in Dance at York University in Tor ...
Adrian A. Stimson
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Artist, Curator, Educator
Adrian Stimson is a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation in southern Alberta. He is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and educator with a BFA with distinction from the Alberta College of Art & Design and MFA from the University of Sask ...
Kenneth T. Williams
Prairies
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Playwright, Actor
Education 1992 Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting, University of Alberta 1990 Bachelor of Arts with Specialization in English, Minor in Drama, University of Alberta Productions, Readings, Artistic Residencies, and Publications 2012 Deserters work ...
Reneltta Arluk
The North
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Actor, Storyteller, Playwright, Producer
Reneltta is of Inuvialuit, Gwich’in and Chipewyan-Cree descent originally from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.  Raised by her grandparents on the trap-line until school age, Reneltta traveled around the North with them to communitie ...
Heather Bell Callaghan
The North
Southern Yukon, Yukon Territory, Artist, Photographer
‘Heather Bell’ Callaghan is a local girl who loves the outdoors and was born and raised in the Southern Yukon. She is of Inland-Coastal Tlingit and Norwegian/Irish Ancestry and takes pride in learning about her roots from both of her ...
Mary Caesar
The North
Upper Liard, Yukon Territory, Artist, Photographer
Mary Caesar was born into the Kaska First Nation and has been a lifelong resident of Upper Liard, Yukon. Her parents, Alfred and Minnie Caesar, passed on to her the traditional teachings and skills of her people. In the fall of 1999, Mary left he ...
Kathleen Ivaluarjuk Merritt
The North
Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Singer, Poet, Writer, Performer
Kathleen Ivaluarjuk Merritt (IVA) is an Inuit throat-singer, poet, writer and collaborator from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. She is both a performing and recording artist. Her debut album Ice, Lines & Sealskin (2015) is a project that celebrates he ...
Ipeelie Ootoova
The North
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Actor
My name is Ipeelie Ootoova, I am an Inuk actor Originally from Pond Inlet, Nunavut. But I now live in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. I have been in the filming industry since 2009. I was nominated for best Actor Award for my role NATAK in Maïna at ...
Melaina Sheldon
The North
Teslin, Yukon Territory, Performer, Costume Designer
Melaina Sheldon is an Inland Tlingit woman of the Deisheetaan Clan hailing from Teslin, Yukon Territory.  She sits as the president of Gwaandak Theatre and is also a costume designer and performer. She achieved her first acting and design de ...
Sharon Shorty
The North
Yukon Territory, Storyteller, Writer, Performer
Sharon Shorty is a Yukon First Nation storyteller, writer and comedian of Tlingit, Northern Tutchone and Norwegian ancestry. She tells traditional stories of the Yukon First Nations. Sharon writes short stories and memoirs of a Yukon life. She ha ...
Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory
The North
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Writer, Performer, Dancer, Actor
I am a mother, writer and performer based in Iqaluit, Nunavut. I live in a household that speaks Greenlandic, Inuktitut and English. For the past 20 years, I have been involved in uaajeerneq – Greenlandic mask dancing, music, drum-dancing, ...
Lee-Ann Buckskin
International
Adelaide, Australia, Manager, Facilitator
Lee-Ann is a Narungga, Wirangu, Wotjobaluk woman and is well known throughout the Australian, Indigenous and international arts communities. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of South Australia. Lee-Ann has worked a ...
Rawdna Carita Eira
International
Guovdageaidnu, Norway, Poet, Actor, Stage Manager, Artist
Sami poet, dramatist, stage manager and artist from Guovdageaidnu, Norway. Rawdna Carita Eira (born 1970) comes from a reindeer-herding family, and worked as a reindeer-herder until 2002. In 2004 she graduated at the Sami University in Guovdageai ...
Jack Dalton
International
Alaska, United States of America, Storyteller, Actor, Writer, Educator, Director, Artist
Rooted in Naparyarmiut (Hooper Bay), born in Bethel, and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Jack Dalton has grown up an ambassador between two worlds, his Yup’ik Inuit and European heritages. A professional storyteller, actor, writer and teacher, ...
Maura Garcia
International
Kansas, United States of America
Maura Garcia is a dancer/choreographer who collaborates within communities to create stories of identity and place. She is fascinated by stories that have been hidden and the unexpected connections that arise when they are rediscovered. Originall ...
Derek Garza
International
Chicago, United States of America, Actor, Director
Derek Garza is a First Nation Chicago-based Actor/Director/Technical Director. He graduated from Penn State University with his Masters in Acting and received his Bachelors in Theatre at Adams State College in Alamosa, CO. He is originally from C ...
Dione Joseph
International
Auckland, New Zealand, Director, Writer, Performer
Dione Joseph is a theatre director and writer with an academic and performance background in community and cultural development. Over the past six years she has directed a range of productions including new dramas by contemporary writers, classic ...
Waylon Lenk
International
Ashland, Oregon, United States of America, Actor
Waylon Lenk is a Karuk theater artist and educator whose family hails from the villages of Taxasufkára and Ka’tim’îin on the Klamath River in northwest California. He has presented work exploring the intersections between ...
Muriel Miguel
International
New York, United States of America, Director, Dancer, Actor, Educator
Muriel Miguel (Kuna/Rappahannock) is a founding member and Artistic Director of Spiderwoman Theater, the longest running Native American women’s theater company in North America. Muriel studied modern dance with Alwin Nickolai, Erick Hawkin ...
Dr Liza-Mare Syron
International
New South Wales, Australia, Director, Actor, Educator
Liza-Mare’s clan are the Birripi people of the mid-north coast NSW. Liza-Mare is a director, actor, teacher, dramaturge and an award winning academic. She is a founding member of Moogahlin Performing Arts, and is a key member of the company ...
Rulan Tangen
International
San Francisco, United States of America, Dancer, Choreographer, Educator
Choreographer and founder and director of DANCING EARTH CREATIONS (DE). Having taught dance workshops to reservation youth for many years, Tangen realized that there were no Native contemporary dance companies in existence in the US, and has ther ...

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