Carmen graduated from Mount Allison University and from London Contemporary Dance School. In 2017, on behalf of SQx, she is the winner of the BC Social Innovation Youth Award as well as Shaw Canada's 150 Award.
Kaitlyn began working with SQx in 2018 and has had the opportunity to work with Indigenous communities, rural communities and people of diverse abilities throughout BC, AB, SK, MB, and YK. For SQx, Kaitlyn has also had the privilege to work with at-risk populations in Morocco, Portugal, and Mexico.
Margaux Labossiere is a Franco-Manitoban artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her voice echoes from her roots within the tall grass prairies as she seeks to unite her passion for the environment, story-telling, and social activism through movement and self-exploration. Margaux is a 2020 graduate with distinction from Ryerson University’s Dance Performance Program.
Kéïta is a queer Metis Franco-Manitoban artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is a recent graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Her passions include advocating for the Franco-Manitoban community, social justice, LGBTQIA2S+ rights, and the environment.
Gwendolyn graduated from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2019, where she expanded her modern dance training and worked with esteemed choreographers. While at the School, she was honoured to receive the KathrynAsh Scholarship, recognizing work ethic and artistic / technical accomplishments.
In the summer of 2016, Kiah attended the School of Toronto Dance Theatre Teen Intensive, and was inspired to audition for the School, which she graduated from this past spring. As a queer Jamaican-Canadian, Kiah is interested in the ways that these identities intersect with her dance practice.
Miles Jones is an established composer, producer and songwriter from Toronto Ontario. Miles’ has composed music for Visa, Freedom Mobile, S’Well, Paralympic Games and was the scoring composer and theme song writer for CBC’s hit show Kim’s Convenience for all 5 seasons.
From Dallas, Texas, Adroc has lived in Toronto since 11. His experimental sound is influenced by jazz, hip-hop/808 sounds, deep/detroit/chicago house, lo-fi, ambient music, indie, folk, garage, juke, and R&B.
Sarah has achieved a BFA from Ryerson University, where she trained in classical styles such as ballet, jazz and modern. Beyond Ryerson, Sarah has travelled with Juntos Collective to Guatemala doing community outreach related to performance and art education.
Sydney is a dance-artist from a small town in Nova Scotia and is currently studying dance at York University in Toronto. In the past she danced with Votive (a jazz company based in Halifax) in their Jazz Initiative Program.
Emma Fonda is a queer, rural-based dance artist from Red Deer, AB. She graduated from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2019 and was an apprentice for Peggy Baker Dance Projects for their 2019/2020 season. Emma is excited to work with diverse communities across Canada with SQx and bring dance to other rural areas like her own.
Mia is a dancer, filmmaker and activist who attempts to break the boundaries that held her back in her young life through her art practice. She is a second-generation immigrant, with a Filipino father and a Canadian mother, which allows her to experience the world through two different lenses. Her passion for movement started at the young age of just 2!
Born in Guyana, Mahindra moved to Toronto when he was 3 years old. The exposure to different cultures would later cultivate his identity in and outside of dance. He learned krump, popping, waving and tutting while in high school and eventually grew an interest in jazz and contemporary. Mahnny’s pride for his origin story is equivalent to his love and desire to give back to the next generation of underrepresented artists in any way possible.