MFA Graduates - 2011
Alison Daley is an independent choreographer and performance artist originally from Toronto, Ontario. She has performed and shown her own work in festivals and independent productions across Canada, Europe, and Asia. After completing her formal dance training in Montreal she took off to Japan where she danced with Tokyo based company, Tokyo Space Dance. Returning to Canada in 2006 she started to create again and has shown work in both Montreal and Toronto.
Katya Kuznetsova fuses movement vocabularies from ballroom to butoh and enjoys employing theater, film, and technology to create ways to communicate with the audience. Born in the Russian Far East, she trained in professional ballroom dance, touring in Russia, China, and the United States. In 1996, she moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she earned a BA in Arts Administration and an MA in Dance and Adult Education from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), and enjoyed a ten-year teaching career. Kuznetsova’s works have been commissioned by the Alaska Dance Theatre, University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Theatre and Dance, and Montana Rhythm Explosion Workshop. In 2005, her piece Cruzada received gala recognition at the Northwestern Regional Conference American College Dance Festival, at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. Currently based in Toronto, Canada, she is investigating new choreographic grounds through the MFA in Choreography and Dance Dramaturgy at York University.
Angela Blumberg was born 1980 in Germany. She studied Dramaturgy from 2001-2003 before she decided to move to London where she completed her Bachelors Degree in Contemporary Dance at the Laban Centre. Since 2006 Angela has been a freelance dance artist, presenting her own work in Germany, the UK, Sweden and Canada. She works as a guest dancer for The Van - L Dance Company and is a certified GYROTONIC® instructor. In September 2009 Angela moved to Toronto in Canada to take a Masters Degree in Choreography.
Anastasia Maywood is originally from Edmonton, Alberta. She received her BA Honors Drama degree from the University of Alberta, where she also danced and choreographed with the Orchesis Modern Dance Group for nine years. Her recent choreographic credits in Edmonton included Transient/The Magpie Collection (Orchesis Dance Motif and Dancefest@Nextfest 2009) and the Global Youth Assembly Opening Ceremonies (Summer 2009). Since September 2009, she has been enjoying the challenges and breakthroughs through the MFA in Dance program and York University in Toronto.
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