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March 2018

Student Profile: Mario Ma

March 2nd, 2018|

Our 3rd year student Xiongfei (Mario) Ma was born in the ancient city of Luoyang in China’s Henan province. Mario started dancing as a young child and, at the tender age of 12, he was off to pursue a five-year […]

Alumni Watch: Paige Culley

March 2nd, 2018|

Paige Culley is a 2010 graduate of the School, who has distinguished herself since graduation dancing with Compagnie Marie Chouinard, among others, and has recently been awarded the prestigious Prix de la danse de Montréal. The jury for the prize described her this way:

“Paige Culley brings an exceptional presence and deep-felt introspection to the […]

Feature Profile: Pulga Muchochoma

March 2nd, 2018|

Pulga Muchochoma, one of our stellar alumni, has been performing with Toronto Dance Theatre since he graduated from the School in 2009. Currently on tour in Western Canada with the company, Pulga will be dancing in TDT’s much anticipated Glass Fields program at the Fleck Dance Theatre, March 20-24. Later in the year, we […]

January 2018

Student Profile: Lucie Schmidt

January 17th, 2018|

Our second year dancer Lucie Schmidt comes from Nova Scotia, and she started dancing when her family lived in the Niagara region of Ontario:

“Starting to dance was sort of a natural process for me – I have a large family and my older sister took dance classes so I followed in her footsteps. I […]

Alumni Watch: Sarah Joy Stoker

January 17th, 2018|

Sarah Stoker, a 1996 graduate of the PTP, is now back in her native Newfoundland, fully immersed in the dance community there. We asked her to tell us about her path. Here is her story:

I had been dancing since I was a child. I do not remember starting or asking to start but my […]

Faculty Profile: Ballet Bob

January 17th, 2018|

Our beloved “Ballet Bob”, otherwise known as Robert McCollum, has an illustrious background which may be unknown to many of his students and colleagues, so we caught up with him after the holiday break, and asked him to fill us in on some of his own dance history, including his long association with the […]