OUR TEAM: The All Bodies Dance Ensemble is comprised of dancers with and without disabilities. It is a diverse group of movers representing a wide range of ages, backgrounds and experience from professional dancers to those brand new to dance practice. We are an inclusive group that celebrates the unique contributions of every body and mines the endless possibilities for creativity in community.
Naomi is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, teacher and writer. Originally from Toronto, Naomi spent 10 years working and dancing in Calgary, before relocating to Vancouver in 2013. She holds both a BA (Dance) and an MFA (Drama) from the University of Calgary and a DanceAbility teaching certificate from founder Alito Alessi. Read more
She has performed in the works of Tania Alvarado, Noam Gagnon, Helen Husak, Melanie Kloetzel (kloetzel&co), Sharon Moore, Davida Monk (M-Body) and Jason Stroh among others and is an Associate Artist with projet bk. Her own choreography which ranges from works as a soloist, to large group ensemble pieces, have been featured in numerous venues and festivals across Canada as well as in Poland, Italy and Uruguay. Naomi was an instructor in the Dance Department at the University of Calgary from 2007 to 2012 and spent five seasons as Artistic Associate of MoMo Mixed Ability Dance Theatre. She is a contributing writer with The Dance Current and sits on the board of directors for The Training Society of Vancouver. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and is the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award.
Mirae Rosner is a contemporary dance artist and expressive arts therapist who explores sensory play, spontaneous creativity, and improvisational scores for people and objects while engaging communities and instigating art in expected and unusual places. Born in Winning, Mirae moved with her family to Vancouver shortly after Expo ‘86 Read more
Sarah is a dance artist with a physical disability. She holds a certification in Advanced Arts and Entertainment Management from Capilano University. In 2010, Sarah developed choreography for Coca-Cola’s featured promotional wheelchair dance performances at the Torch Relay Celebrations as part of the Paralympic Games in Vancouver. Read more
Harmanie is an integrated dance artist based in Vancouver, BC. Previously based in Edmonton, Harmanie has been actively involved in the integrated dance movement since 2006 as a dancer, performer, teacher, mentor, choreographer and organizer. She has had the pleasure of studying with such dance companies as AXIS Dance (USA), Read more
Carolina is a Vancouver-based Italian dance artist, yoga teacher, and Philosophy scholar. She holds a BA and an MA in Philosophy, as well as an MA in Comparative Media Arts from Simon Fraser University. Since 2008, Carolina has been teaching dance and philosophy for children and community. In 2011, she graduated as a Read more
Rianne Švelnis is a contemporary dance artist based in Vancouver, and a graduate of Modus Operandi Contemporary Dance Program under the direction of Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond. Rianne sees dance as a primal language of expression; sacred, playful, political, Read more