GMD ON ZOOM
SUSIE BURPEE & KELLY SHAW
Tuesday, December 1 - Susie
Thursday, December 3 - Kelly
10:15 - 11:30 am
Susie Burpee's professional career traverses both dance and theatre. She was a company dancer with Dancemakers and Le Groupe Dance Lab, and she has collaborated with many Canadian dance and theatre companies and artists, including Marie-Josée Chartier, Crow’s Theatre, Hanna Kiel, Moonhorse Dance Theatre, Tedd Robinson, Linnea Swan, Soundstreams, and Toronto Dance Theatre.
The recipient of Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Choreography and Performance and the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Dance, Susie has been guest faculty at post-secondary dance programs The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, George Brown Dance, Ryerson University, The School of Dance (Ottawa) and The Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers (Winnipeg). Recently, she completed a Master of Arts in Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies at The University of Toronto.
Susie was born and raised in rural Manitoba, a second-generation settler on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Meìtis Nation. Since 2001, she has made Toronto/Tkaronto her home, where she lives with her family.
Kelly Shaw is a BFA honours graduate from Ryerson University’s Performance Dance program and recipient of the 2018 Jack Mcallister award. Additionally she has trained at Quinte Ballet school, Joffrey Ballet school and studied Ohad Naharin’s gaga technique in Barcelona, Spain and New York.
In recent years Kelly has had the pleasure of working as a full time dance artist in Toronto working and collaborating with ProArte Danza, Human Body Expression, Helix Dance Project, Gadfly, Alysa Pires Dance Projects, TOES for Dance, Transcendance Project and was recently nominated for a 2018 Dora Mavor Moore award for her ensemble work in Human Body Expression’s Chasing the Path; she travelled to Korea in June 2019 to perform the piece again.
She has been a part of Dance Ontario Weekend, Festival International de DansEncore, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, Toronto Fringe Festival, Capezio ACE awards (New York), Dance Matters as well as Hit and Run Productions. Kelly is also certified as a Pilates and Barre fitness instructor. She choreographed for ProArte and Ryerson’s 2018 Intensive summer programs, and will be creating a new work on the Ryerson second year class, winter 2019.