The Kathryn Ash Choreographic Commission is presented every year to a choreographer for the commissioning of a new creation for the students of the School – priority is given to choreographers who are alumni of the School.

This year’s award winner is Sharon B. Moore.

Sharon B. Moore is an award-winning creator and performer; the first Canadian honoured with a Bessie Schönberg Choreographic Award Residency.  She has been nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Choreography as well as the K.M. Hunter Award in Dance.  Over 100 original dances comprise the body of her professional work and, with the support of this Kathryn Ash Commission Award, she will create another new work for the School.

Sharon is a fascinating artist who, through her inventive choreographic language and passionate style of movement, creates work that is startling, full of depth, and resonance. She is inspirational to her dancers who thrive in her provocative choreographic process.  Her work is magical, wondrous, and effervescent. She has an ability to provoke and foster imagination and movement discovery, inspiring inventiveness and creative thinking, and she provides thoughtful and insightful guidance to her students.

© Timothy Yeung