Since 1968, the School has been training dancers who have been inspired by the depth of passion and the physical power of the body in motion and by an art form of profound human expression. After 50 years, the School continues to be at the forefront of training. We have established a wonderful foundation, to build a magnificent future.
This archival photo celebrates only four of the many outstanding alumni of the School. Let’s find out what they’ve been up to since graduating from the School:
Bonnie Kim (’88) performed with Peter Chin, Marie-Josée Chartier, Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, Claudia Moore, the Randy Glynn Dance Project, and Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers. A highly regarded teacher, rehearsal director, and mentor, she was Rehearsal and Associate Director of Dancemakers for nine years. She writes for The Dance Current, Toronto Star, and Toronto Life magazine. “When you’ve had a long career in dance, it’s hard not to get fatigued and cynical. But just when I’m ready to call it a day, I’ll see an exquisite something on stage or in the studio that leaves me utterly gobsmacked. These are the moments that keep me going.”
Angélique Willkie (’86) began dance training following an M.A. in economics at McGill University. For over 25 years, she performed in Europe with Les Ballets C. de la B., Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and many more. Performer, singer, dramaturge, and pedagogue, she is a sought-after teacher in Europe, and currently on faculty at Concordia University. “What an enormous privilege it has been to live what I love. What an enormous privilege it continues to be to share it.”
Graham McKelvie (’87) danced with Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, Toronto Dance Theatre, and as an independent artist, touring nationally and internationally. A master teacher, he has become a popular guest artist in Japan, teaching in studios across the country and, in 2015, joined the School of Alberta Ballet as Head of Contemporary Dance. “The dancer is the enabler of people’s imagining; every performance is an opportunity for wonder, or redemption, or emancipation.”
Sharon B. Moore (’88) is an award-winning choreographer and director for dance, theatre, film and circus, Co-Director of Cinetic Creations, and on faculty in Humber College’s Theatre Performance program. She has created a vast body of work for professional training programs, including École Nationale de Cirque and the School, where she is a Resident Choreographer. “Dance is the practice of creating universes, exercising the motions of life, urging us to imagine a more glorious future where everyone wins.”