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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 in the arts through performance and interactive 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 began her training at the McKay School of Dance in Trail, BC and furthered her studies at the School of Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She graduated from Mount Allison University (BA (Hons) English) and London Contemporary Dance School (BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance).

She completed her Yoga Teacher Training with master teachers, David and Satya Garrigues in Seattle, WA.

Under Carmen's leadership, SQx performance programs were delivered to 120 000 people across Western Canada in 2016. Her work has also been presented in Spain, Norway, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Belgium, Poland, Iceland, and Morocco.

Carmen’s work has been supported by Government of Canada, Município de Vila do Porto, European Comission, Government of Açores, Province of British Columbia, Columbia Basin Trust, Boeing, Canadian Tire, Pacific Northern Gas, and Telus.

Carmen Moreira

Executive Director & Choreographer
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Kaitlyn graduated from Ryerson University (BFA (Hons) Performance Dance Program). Since then, Kaitlyn has performed with SQx touring Western Canada throughout BC, AB, SK, MB, YK, and NWT. With SQx, she has gained experience working with underrepresented populations including Indigenous communities, people of diverse abilities, remote and rural areas, and inner cities. These experiences have given Kaitlyn to the opportunity to develop her interpersonal skills, teamwork, and leadership, which has refined her ability to engage at-risk youth. Kaitlyn has also presented SQx’s work in Morocco, Portugal, Italy, and Mexico. Working with multi-barriered populations has had an incredible impact on Kaitlyn, the participants, and the surrounding communities SQx has visited.

Kaitlyn Bass

Assistant Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Shannon Merritt, President

Mrs. Carole McKay-Bonin, Treasurer

Josephine Craig Penner, Secretary

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