MO alumni are innovative, skilled, and ethical contributors. They are a new wave of initiators creating dance, events, dialogues, and meeting grounds and are considered some of Canada’s most radical thinkers and movers.
Each year, over 40 national and international dance professionals lead MO. Their relevant experiences and current activity become the grounds for our practice-led curriculum. For many, MO serves as a creative resource and relationship builder for their own endeavours. When the professional community has not only a stake in the next generation but a critical role in educating them, it fortifies connections between generations of practitioners for years to come and makes way for young artists to evolve the form.
Alumni Accomplishments Include:
Provincial, National and International Performances with Batsheva, Kidd Pivot, Action at a Distance, Alberta Ballet, Animals of Distinction, Ballet BC, battery opera, Co. Erasga, Company 605, Daina Ashbee, EDAM, Edmonton Ballet, Hong Kong Exile, Justine A. Chambers, Kinesis Dance somatheatro, Kokoro Dance, MACHiNENOiSY, Mascall Dance, Move: the Company, Mutable Subject, Ouro Collective, Out Innerspace, Plastic Orchid Factory, the response, Rob Kitsos, RUBBERBANDance, Shay Kuebler Radical System Art, Tara Cheyenne Performance and Wen Wei Dance, among others.
Choreographic works presented at The National Arts Centre, Munich Dance Biennale, Montpellier Danse, PuSh Festival, Dancing on the Edge, CanAsian Dance Festival, Biennale Festival at National Dance Week, The MAI, La Bodega and Casa del Cultura (Mexico). They have been awarded Municipal, Provincial and National funding for their professional development and independent projects and choreographic awards including Prix du CALQ for Best Choreography, Bessie for Outstanding Choreographer, Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award and the Chrystal Dance Prize.