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We’re named after a giant tree–the sequoia.  Our programs deliver a SeQuoia eXperience.

Our Values

Kinship

All performances and interactive programs are designed to promote friendship, understanding, and compassion.

Collaboration

We go ``out and beyond the call of duty`` to build and establish new partnerships with communities and like-minded organizations.

Teamwork

Working together is integral to our methodologies, and practicing what we preach has been the foundation of our success.

Creativity

We have an athletic physical practice with imagination it its heart.

Athleticism

Our craft requires an elite level of physical fitness. As such, our dancers are inspiring creative athletes and role models.

Interactivity

All of our programming is interactive. In practice this means that performances are always balanced with outreaching programming, and workshops are similarly balanced with performances.

OUR METHODOLOGY

Our mission is to use contemporary dance to promote kinship, collaboration, and teamwork.

We further the development of dance and public engagement through performance and outreach programming.

We provide flexible touring series for arts venues, public schools, and conservatories to bring performances and interactive programming to both large & small communities.

We use  dance to make the world a better place. 

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Carmen graduated from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB and from London Contemporary Dance School. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training with master teachers, David and Satya Garrigues in Seattle.

Under Carmen's leadership, SQx performances and programs are delivering to 120 000 people across 9 countries in 2016.

Her independent work as well as that for SQx has received support from Stofnun Gunnars Gunnarssonar (Iceland), Tamarin Centre (Mauritius), Bergen Dansesenter (Norway), DansiT - Senter for Dansekunst i Sør-Trøndelag (Norway), USF Verftet (Norway), Province of British Columbia, Canada Council, British Columbia Arts Council, British Columbia Ministry of Finance and the Ministry Responsible for Multiculturalism, Columbia Basin Trust, Boeing, Hamber Foundation, Telus, Participaction Teen Challenge (Sponsored by Coca Cola), among others.

Carmen Moreira

Executive Director & Choreographer
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Josephine was born and raised in Regina, SK and was homeschooled from Kindergarten to Grade 12 before studying Chemistry at University of Regina (graduation date currently undetermined as she is balancing dancing professionally). For SQx, she has danced in Spain, Greece, and Canada.

She completed her training at Youth Ballet & Contemporary Dance of Saskatchewan, Alberta Ballet School, and London Contemporary Dance School (The Place).

Josephine was also an organ scholar at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Regina, and still plays occasionally at church services and weddings throughout the city when she is not travelling with SQx.

Josephine Craig Penner

Rehearsal Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Shannon Merritt, President

Bryan Woods, Vice-President

Mrs. Carole McKay-Bonin, Treasurer

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