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.
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.
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.
In 2018, Skylar joined SQx as an apprentice from Petawawa, ON this year. She is formerly a student Atyeo's Dance Studio in Pembroke, ON.
Ysabel Garcia is a Toronto-based Filipino dance-artist. She is currently studying at York University working towards a double major in Dance Choreography / Performance and Law and Society.
Seraphina grew up dancing at Yada Dance Studio in Regina, Saskatchewan and joined YadaDance Youth Company in 2016. Outside of her studies, Seraphina works as a camp counsellor at Camp Monahan. Her experience at camp, babysitting and volunteering with kids is much of what inspires her work.
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.
A passionate dancer from the small twin island of Trinidad and Tobago, Naomi moved to Toronto to pursue her passion. In 2019, Naomi graduated with honours from Centennial College in their Dance Performance Program with ambitions of performing and sharing her love for dance.
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.
Born and raised in Toronto, Margaret began training at the Ontario School of Ballet and has since graduated from Centennial College’s Dance Performance Program. Margaret’s ultimate desire is to share her knowledge, training, and love of dance by inspiring others in every opportunity.
Maddi is a member of the Professional Training Program at Front Street Dance Studio in Nelson, BC, and a member at Kaslo Dance Studio. Most recently, she attended Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s month long 2020 Summer Intensive, and she strives to bring the joy of dance and music to a wide range of people.
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.
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.