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Performing Artists

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Keiran Bohay 

Performer 

Keiran Bohay was raised in the small town of Wainwright, Alberta. At age 8 he strapped on his first pair of tap shoes and quickly discovered his love of performance. Since then he has had the opportunity to explore many avenues of dance work from stage to screen. Rounding out his training with Shelley Tookey in Edmonton, Alberta and eventually Joanne Pesusich at The Source Dance Company in Vancouver, BC, Keiran has had the opportunity to create and perform with Radical System Art for the last 5 years. Throughout his career he has gone on to choreograph for numerous dance training programs and work with notable theatre companies, including Arts Club, Citadel Theatre, and Drayton Entertainment. He has been featured and choreographed dance on many hit tv series and movies on Paramount, Netflix, NBC, ABC, and many others. Keiran is excited to share this work with you.

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Aiden Cass

Performer 

Born in North Vancouver BC, Aiden Cass began his training with North Shore Academy of Dance, and after graduation joined Modus Operandi in 2015. Since his time training with MO, Aiden has worked with David Raymond, Tiffany Tregarthen, Shay Kuebler, Idan Cohen, Paras Terezakis, Mandy Moore, and Emmalena Fredriksson; as well as many other artists in the Vancouver community. Aiden has had the opportunity to perform and tour internationally and throughout Canada with Radical System Art and Out Innerspace Dance Theatre(OIS). Aiden is a 2020 recipient of a BC Arts Council Early Career Development grant with OIS and Cohort member Zahra Shahab. @generousmess

Jade Chong

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Performer 

Jade Chong (she/her) is a contemporary dance artist living and working on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples. Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Jade first found her passion for movement and athletic artistry as a gymnast beginning at age 2. She began dancing at Defy Gravity Dance studio and continued her post-secondary training at Modus Operandi Contemporary Dance Program under the direction of Tiffany Tregarthen, David Raymond and Kate Franklin. Since graduating, she has had the pleasure of working with Company 605, Khoudia Toure, Kirsten Wicklund, MUCCI/OURO Collective, Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, and has toured internationally with Shay Kuebler Radical System Art. Jade is a 2016-2020 BC Arts Council scholarship recipient and has received a Kinesiology Diploma.

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Sarah Hutton 

Performer 

Sarah Hutton was raised in Hanna, Alberta. She moved to Vancouver in 2013 and has since trained with the Source Dance Company, EDAM, and Modus Operandi. She has had the pleasure to collaborate with; Paras Terezakis, Khoudia Toure, Jennifer Mascall, Connie Cooke and David Raymond & Tiffany Tregarthen. Sarah completed Peggy Baker’s Emerging Artists Program in 2021. Touring with Shay Kuebler’s Radical System Art has brought her to perform in Alberta, Saskatchewan, France and Austria. Sarah is Co-Director of the contemporary dance company, Generous Mess (@generous_mess). Generous Mess’s work premiered at Dancing On The Edge Festival in 2021 and the EDAM Choreographic Series in 2022. Sarah is privileged to live and dance as a guest on the traditional unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples – Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Tia Ashley Kushniruk 

Performer 

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Tia Ashley Kushniruk (亚 女弟) is a Queer Woman of Chinese-Eastern European settler heritage from the Treaty 6 Territory of Edmonton AB. Since 2013 she has been affiliated with the Cirque Du Soleil and is a frequent collaborator of Jake W. Hastey for Toy Guns Dance Theatre (Edmonton). She has had the pleasure of performing works of Antony Hamilton (chunkymove), Paul Andre-Fortier, Benjamin Kamino, Heidi Strauss, Peggy Baker, Christopher House(TDT), Shay Kuebler (SK/RSA), Christianne Ullmark, Susie Burpee and Jasmyn 'Jaz Fairy J' Fyffe - touring Nationally across Canada and Internationally to Israel, U.S.A, Colombia, China, Austria and France. Her work has been presented by Festival Internacional Nomada (El Salvador, 2020), Dancing on the Edge (Vancouver, 2020), Fluid Festival (Calgary, 2020), Mile Zero (Edmonton, 2021), and the School of TDT (Toronto, 2022). Tia's illustration and animation work has been commissioned by Plastic Orchid Factory (Vancouver, 2020), Two Big Steps (Vancouver, 2020/2021), and adelheid (Toronto, 2021). She is the first recipient of the Catalyst Confluence Fellowship (Edmonton 20/21). Her research has been supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Canada Council for the Arts, since 2014

Nicole Pavia

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Performer

Born and raised in West Kelowna, Nicole started training in gymnastics and dance at a young age. Over the last 4 years she trained at contemporary dance program, “Modus Operandi”, under the direction of Tiffany Tregarthen, David Raymond, and Kate Franklin, graduating in June 2022. During her time at Modus Operandi, Nicole learnt from and performed works by Alanna Kraajeveld, Company 605, Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Kate Franklin, Justine Chambers, Brandon Alley, Zahra Shahab, and Yin Yue. In 2021, Nicole began an apprenticeship role with contemporary dance company Radical System Art and is now a company member. Since, Nicole has had the opportunity to perform internationally with the company. Additionally, Nicole has showcased and performed her own choreography in the music video “Who Are You Now” for artist Andrea Superstein and helped facilitate community workshops and performed with Kinesis Dance in their project “Aethernet”.

Katherine Semchuck

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Performer

Originally from Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton), Katherine is an eastern european dance artist currently based in Tkaronto. She is an alumni of Victoria School of the Arts and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and has been learning from and collaborating with artists from across Turtle Island for the last 5 years of her professional career. Good Women Dance Collective (GWDC), Kaeja d’Dance, Mile Zero Dance, Nostos Collectives, The Platform TO, Peggy Baker, Shay Kuebler, Tia Kushniruk, Mateo Galindo Torres, Meghann Michalsky, Sasha Ivanochko, and Naishi Wang have all been integral to informing Katherine's current practice and imaginative physicality.

 

Katherine’s choreographic work has been presented by Expanse Festival, Fluid Fest, FODAR (Market Dances), Mile Zero Dance, and New Dance Horizons. Through an improvisational practice and the creation of solo work, she continues to dissect her artistic values. She is currently working on a full-length duet with her collaborator Meghann Michalsky, and a project called“Inner Works: A Solo Study'' which includes commissions from Tia Kushniruk, Sasha Ivanochko and Peggy Baker.

Katherine is passionate about cultivating community and sharing movement with others; she coordinates a training platform called westside movement sessions in Tkaronto and is on faculty at The School of TDT.

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Calder White 

Performer 

Calder White is a freelance dance artist based in so-called Vancouver, BC. He is an alumnus of Toronto’s Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre and holds a BFA in Dance from the Ohio State University (2018). He has originated roles in work by Shay Kuebler (Shay Kuebler/Radical System Art), Wen Wei Wang (Wen Wei Dance), Sylvie Bouchard (BouchardDanse), Colin Connor (José Limón Dance Foundation), Santee Smith (Kaha:wi Dance Theatre), and Alexander Whitley (Alexander Whitley Dance Company). Calder’s choreographic work has been shared with audiences across Canada and the US, his most recent commission being for Dancing on the Edge Festival in 2022. He is also a floorwork teacher, sharing his workshops with institutions across North America including the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, UC Santa Barbara, Training Society of Vancouver, and Ohio State University. Calder is currently a company member with Shay Kuebler/Radical System Art, Joshua Beamish/MOVEthecompany, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, and Santa Barbara Dance Theatre.