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 of view as an independent choreographer, dancer and filmmaker. Aria is an Associate Director of hub14 and co-founder of TRE (The Research Exchange).
In December 2013 Aria danced a lead roll for A Tribe Called Red’s first music video “sisters”. From September – November 2013 Aria performed and led workshops with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Medicine Bear Fall Tour, in August of 2013 she attended the Indigenous Dance Residency at The Banff Centre. Aria has studied with artists such as Constance Cooke and participated and performed in works by Julia Sasso (SLoE creative process) and Susan Lee (Dido and Aeneas). Independently Aria has co-produced, performed and choreographed two works premiering at the Toronto Fringe Festival (Under Analyze Me and Pluto’s Revenge). She has presented her choreographic work with Labspace Studio’s Nomadic Noise Residency (July 2013) as well as in Rivoli Dances 4 (June 2012).
Aria has sat on jury for the Canada Council for the Arts and her work in video-dance gives a new perspective and edge to her choreographic practice; currently she is working for Kaeja d’Dance as their resident videographer and editor while also undertaking freelance production assistant work for two multimedia companies. Aria has done videography and editing for Ryerson University, Dance Matters, CDA-ADC, YMI (Pia Bouman Dance School), Tziporah Productions as well as independent artists: Amelia Ehrhardt, Kate Nankervis, Simon Renaud and Otino Corsano. Two of Aria’s dance films have been presented with SummerWorks.