Artistic Director: Sophia Wolfe
Sophia Wolfe is a Vancouver based contemporary dance artist who also works in visual media including photography, film, and video art. Sophia completed her post secondary dance training in Vancouver through Modus Operandi under the direction of David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen. Sophia’s dancing has lead her to tour nationally and internationally with Company 605, Co-Erasga and has more recently worked with with choreographer Chick Snipper and theatre company The Only Animal. Outside of dance performance, Sophia has created and presented video installations through Vancouver's Contemporary Art Gallery mentorship program, and has since shot and edited many short films involving movement of the body. Her deep interest in dance on screen has lead her to organize and curate the first ever International Youth Festival Of Recorded Movement that includes international screenings, community engagement, workshops and commissioning youth artists to create new short films.
Producers: Company 605
Led by artistic co-directors Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin, Company 605 is an arts organization based in Vancouver, on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. The company is dedicated to producing new dance work through a shared creative process. Inspired by the merging of urban and contemporary forms, 605 places emphasis on movement invention and physically demanding works, valuing collaboration as an essential tool for new directions in dance. 605 is an ongoing exchange between separate people, bodies and ideas, recognizing and celebrating the unique possibilities created in their attempt to co-exist. Through constant collaboration with all involved artists and performers, Company 605 continues to push into new territory and awaken a fresh and ever-evolving aesthetic, together building a highly athletic art form derived from the human experience.
With an expanding repertoire of diverse work, 605 has toured from coast to coast in over 30 cities across Canada, as well as in the US, Central America, Europe and Australia, presented at such notable festivals and venues as: Usine-C (Montréal), Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle), La Rotonde (Québec City), DanceWorks (Toronto), Push International Performing Arts Festival (Vancouver), Live Art Dance (Halifax), The Cultch (Vancouver), The Banff Centre, On The Boards (Seattle), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, American Dance Festival (Durham, NC), Festival PRISMA (Panama), Tempel Kulturzentrum (Karlsruhe, Germany), and Sydney Festival (Australia). Additionally, 605’s short dance films have been shown at over 45 dance-on-screen festivals and events around the world. www.company605.ca
Producer: Kristina Lemieux
Kristina Lemieux (she/her) is an accomplished arts leader with more than 20 years of experience, and contemporary dance artist. A recent transplant to Toronto, Kristina is the Executive Director of Generator. In Vancouver, Kristina continues her work with F-O-R-M (Festival of Recorded Movement), Dancers of Damelahamid (Coastal First Nations Dance Festival), and her project Scaffold, a coaching and skill development service designed to support performing artists and groups. Her work focuses on increasing the skills and competencies of independent performing artists around producing their own work. Kristina in a tenth generation settler on her paternal side, from France, and a first generation settler on her maternal side, from Netherlands.
Graphic Designer: Flory Huang
Flory is an interdisciplinary artist and designer based on the west coast of Canada and the U.S. The graduate of Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology started her career in branding, communications, and marketing across various industries. Her ink and film photography work have been shown internationally in multiple independent and group art exhibitions in addition to digital and print publications since 2014. In 2016, Flory co-founded and is now creative director of a philanthropic clothing brand, Craft of Lyfe, who strives to produce sustainable articles while helping local and global communities elevate their educational initiatives.
Marketing Coordinator: Katelyn Roberts
Katelyn Roberts believes almost as much in the influence of design as she does in the power of love. She’s spent the last twenty-two years fighting against the patriarchy and hopes that one day her English Literature degree will have equipped her well enough to write all about this great odyssey. Through her graphic design and marketing strategy work, she has developed a critical interest in sociology, economics and art, which has led her to revel in the deep correlations between society, advertising and human nature. Her French Bulldog, Stella, is the love of her life and her greatest affinities include the cosmos, pop culture, mirrors and 17th-century oil paintings.