Steering Committee | Comité d’organisation


Committee Chair | Président


Cornell Wright
Incoming Chair, National Ballet of Canada
Président entrant, National Ballet of Canada
Toronto, Ontario

Cornell Wright is a director and vice-chair of The National Ballet of Canada. He is a leading corporate lawyer and Co-Head of the M&A practice at Torys LLP.


Past Chair | Ancien président


Robert Foster
Chair, Civic Theatres Toronto
Président, Civic Theatres Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Robert J. Foster, B.A, M.A. (Economics), CFA, is Founder, President and CEO of Capital Canada Ltd., an independent investment banking firm. Mr. Foster has provided years of successful support to Canadian companies and entrepreneurs in the aviation, sports and entertainment industries. Mr. Foster’s passionate avocation has always been his volunteer work in Toronto’s arts and cultural community.

Mr. Foster is currently Chair of Artscape and Vice-Chair of Business for the Arts. He serves on the boards of the Harbourfront Foundation, Luminato, The Mayor’s Task Force – Arts & Theatre, The National Arts Centre – Ontario Scene and The Toronto Theatres Working Group.

In 2011, Mr. Foster was the lead Co-Chair for a year long examination of Toronto’s cultural capacity and priorities, which resulted in the Creative Capital Report for the City of Toronto. Mr. Foster was named co-recipient of the Rita Davies and Margo Bindhardt Cultural Leader Award at the Mayor’s Lunch in 2013. Over his lifetime, Robert Foster has generously donated his time, expertise and financial support to more than 30 city and country building initiatives and organizations.

Robert J. Foster, B.A, M.A. (Economie), CFA, est le fondateur, Président et directeur général de Capital Canada, une banque d’investissement indépendante. M. Foster a passé des années à apporter un soutien efficace aux entreprises et aux entrepreneurs canadiens dans le secteur de l’aviation, des sports et du divertissement. La véritable passion de M. Foster a toujours été son action bénévole dans la communauté artistique et culturelle de Toronto.

Foster est actuellement le président d’Artscape et est le vice-président des Affaires pour les arts,. Il siège aux conseils d’administration de la Fondation Harbourfront, du Festival Luminato, du groupe de travail du maire sur les arts et le théâtre, du Centre national des Arts – Scène Ontario, et du groupe de travail des théâtres de Toronto.

En 2011, M. Foster a été le principal coprésident pour l’examen des capacités et priorités culturelles de Toronto sur une période d’un an qui a permis la naissance du rapport sur l’économie créative utilisé par les autorités municipales. M. Foster a été le co-lauréat du prix de leadership culturel Rita Davies et Margo Bindhardt au déjeuner du maire en 2013. Au cours de son existence, Robert Foster a généreusement donné son temps, son expertise et son soutien financier à plus de 30 initiatives et organisations municipales et nationales qui œuvrent pour le renforcement des arts et de la culture.


Committee Members | Membres du comité


Amirali Alibhai
Head Of Performing Arts, Aga Khan
Responsable des arts de la scène, musée de l’Aga Khan
Toronto, Ontario

Currently the Head of Performing Arts at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Amirali Alibhai’s professional experience includes roles as a curator / educator / administrator within the fields of visual, performance and community-based arts. He has worked with diverse artists and organizations, representing multiple disciplines and cultural traditions. He has been actively exhibiting and making art for over 25 years. Amir was founded president of the Rungh Cultural Society, publishing Rungh, a magazine of contemporary diasporic South Asian Culture ; Roundhouse Community Arts Center in Vancouver, where he developed artists-in-communities projects, cross-cultural partnerships and special events programs.

He has worked in the cities of Richmond, BC (Richmond Art Gallery), Surrey, BC (Surrey Art Gallery), and the District and City of North Vancouver, BC (Cultural Planner). He was also Executive Director of the Greater Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture. Amir has volunteered on various boards and public committees, including the Board of ArtStarts in Schools, the Board of the Council for the Arts and the Board of the Canadian Conference of the Arts, and served on the Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee of the National Cultural Human Resource Council.

Actuellement responsable des arts de la scène au musée de l’Aga Khan de Toronto, son expérience professionnelle d’Amirali Alibhai inclut des responsabilités de conservateur, d’éducateur et d’administrateur dans les domaines des arts visuels, de la scène et de la communauté. Il a travaillé avec divers artistes et organisations représentant des disciplines et des traditions culturelles multiples. Il a exposé activement et créé de l’art depuis plus de 25 ans. Amir a été le président fondateur de la société culturelle Rungh, les éditions Rungh, un magazine sur la diaspora et la culture sud-asiatique contemporaine. Il a fait partie de l’équipe qui a établi le nouveau centre communautaire Roundhouse à Vancouver dans lequel il a d’une part développé des projets qui ont permis aux artistes d’intégrer leurs travaux dans leur communauté, et d’autre part créé des partenariats interculturels et des programmations d’événements spéciaux.

Il a travaillé dans plusieurs villes de Colombie-Britannique tout d’abord dans la galerie d’art de la ville de Richmond, puis dans la galerie d’art de la ville de Surrey et enfin dans le district et la ville du nord de Vancouver. Il a été le directeur général de l’Alliance culturelle de Vancouver. Amir a travaillé comme bénévole dans plusieurs conseils d’administration et comités publics notamment dans le conseil d’administration d’ArtStarts in Schools, dans le conseil d’administration du Conseil des Arts du Canada, et dans le conseil d’administration de la Conférence canadienne des arts (CCA). Il a aussi siégé au Comité consultatif des provinces et territoires du Conseil national des ressources humaines du secteur culturel.


Gideon Arthurs
CEO, National Theatre School
Directeur général, l’École nationale de théâtre du Canada
Montreal, Québec

Gideon Arthurs is the CEO of the National Theatre School of Canada. He is currently a board member of OFFTA, of the Steering Committee of the Canadian Arts Summit and has acted as a juror for the 2015 Siminovitch Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Theatre. In the past, he served as the General Manager of Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, where he led several important projects to improve their facilities and reengage audiences. He was the Executive Director at the Toronto Fringe Festival during an important period of expansion for the organization. He is Past President of the Small Theatre Administrative Facility (STAF) and the former Vice-President of the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA). He was a member of the Labour Relations Committee at the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT). Mr. Arthurs is the founding Artistic Producer of the independent theatre company Groundwater Productions.

Gideon Arthurs est le directeur général de l’École nationale de théâtre du Canada (ÉNT). Il est membre du conseil d’administration du festival OFFTA et du comité de pilotage du Sommet canadien des arts. En 2015, il sera aussi membre du jury pour le Prix Siminovitch pour l’excellence et l’innovation en théâtre canadien. Il a précédemment occupé le poste de directeur général du Tarragon Theatre à Toronto, où il porté plusieurs projets d’envergure visant l’amélioration des installations et la participation des publics. Il a auparavant été directeur administratif du Toronto Fringe Festival, participant activement à la croissance fulgurante de cet événement phare de la scène culturelle torontoise. Monsieur Arthurs est ancien ancien vice-président du Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA). Il a siégé au comité sur les relations de travail du Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT). M. Arthurs est le fondateur et producteur artistique de la compagnie de théâtre indépendante Groundwater Productions.


David Binet
Chair, National Ballet of Canada
Président, National Ballet of Canada
Toronto, Ontario

David Binet is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Woodbridge Company Limited, the principal investment holding company for Canada’s Thomson family. Woodbridge’s largest asset is its 57% stake in Thomson Reuters Corporation, listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges, and it has numerous other investments.

David is Deputy Chairman of Thomson Reuters, and also serves on the board of directors of Woodbridge, The Globe and Mail (Canada’s national newspaper), and a number of other companies in which Woodbridge has invested. David is Chairman of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a London-based charity dedicated to journalism training and promoting the rule of law. David is also Chairman of the Board of The National Ballet of Canada and on the board of directors of Canada’s National Ballet School and Business for the Arts.


Adrian Burns
Chair of Board, National Arts Centre
Président du conseil d’administration, Centre national des arts
Ottawa, Ontraio

Adrian Burns was appointed Chair of the National Arts Centre Board of Trustees on December 11, 2014, and has served on the NAC Board of Trustees since 2002. In addition to her recent appointment as Chair of the NAC, Ms. Burns has also served as Vice Chair and as the Chair of the Human Resources Committee.Ms. Burns has dedicated her career to Canadian broadcasting and the arts, education, corporate and public governance, and community involvement. A businesswoman, she also holds business real estate interests in Western Canada.Ms. Burns is a director of SHAW Communications, has been a member of the Copyright Board of Canada, and has been Chair of the Western Independent Producers Fund of CanWest Global Television. From 1988 to 1995, she was a Commissioner of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Prior to joining the CRTC, she was Business Editor for CFCN-TV in Calgary, and held the positions of anchor, writer, and producer between 1981 and 1988.Ms. Burns has a degree in Art History from the University of British Columbia, and did graduate work in archaeology and art history at the British Academy in Rome, Italy. She returned to teach art history, in Calgary, at Mount Royal College, 1969-79, and in the City’s continuing education program, 1970-72.


Sara Diamond
President, OCAD University
Président, OCAD University
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Sara Diamond is the President and Vice-Chancellor of OCAD University, Canada’s University of the Imagination. She brings expertise in digital transformation, data analysis and design thinking. She is an artist, designer and computer scientist.


Nassib El-Husseini
CEO, Les 7 doigts de la main
CEO, Les 7 doigts de la main
Montreal, Quebec

Political scientist, author (L’Occident Imaginaire, PUQ Editions), advisor and volunteer for dozens of national and international organizations, Nassib fell under the charm of a modern day tribe: Les 7 Doigts. He ran away with the circus, as the saying goes, and took on the general direction of this jewel of the Montreal stage. Nassib is currently President of the International Exchange for the Performing Arts (CINARS), and member of the board of the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM).


Camilla Holland
General Manager, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Directrice générale, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Camilla Holland is the General Manager of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Canada’s first regional theatre. Prior to MTC, Camilla was the General Manager for five years at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre. Camilla has worked for a wide variety of professional theatres across Toronto, including large institutions (Canadian Stage Company), theatre for young audiences (Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People), new play developers (Factory Theatre), and smaller creation-based companies (Volcano Theatre). She produced the SummerWorks Theatre Festival (1997 and 1998) and numerous independent productions. She was the Theatre Officer at the Toronto Arts Council for two years and has worked in education and outreach, marketing and fundraising, production and touring.

Camilla is currently a Board member for the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and chairs PACT’s Advocacy portfolio and committee. She’s on the Board of Manitobans for the Arts, a member of the Canada Council’s Theatre Advisory Committee, and a new member of the Board of the National Theatre School.

Camilla Holland est la directrice générale du Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, le premier théâtre régional du Canada. Avant de travailler au Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, elle a passé 5 ans au Théâtre Tarragon de Toronto en tant que directrice générale. Elle a travaillé pour une grande variété de théâtres professionnels à Toronto, dans des grandes institutions (La Canadian Stage Company), des théâtres à destination d’un public jeune (Le Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People), des auteurs de pièces nouvelles (le Factory Theatre ), et des petites compagnies dont l’activité est principalement la création de spectacles (Volcano Theatre). Elle a produit le festival de théâtre SummerWorks (en 1997 et en 1998) et de nombreuses manifestations indépendantes. Elle a été responsable du théâtre pour le Conseil des arts de Toronto pendant deux ans et a travaillé dans les domaines de l’éducation et de la sensibilisation, du marketing et de la collecte de fonds, de la production et du tourisme.


Camilla siège actuellement au conseil d’administration de l’Association professionnelle des Théâtres canadiens au sein duquel elle préside le comité et le programme de défense des intérêts. Elle siège au conseil d’administration des Manitobains pour les arts, au comité consultatif sur le théâtre du Conseil des Arts du Canada et vient d’intégrer le conseil de l’École nationale de théâtre du Canada.


Michèle Maheux
Executive Director & COO, TIFF
Directeur exécutif et chef de l’exploitation, TIFF
Toronto, Ontario

Michèle Maheux is the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for TIFF and has been with the organization since 1989, holding progressively more senior positions. Maheux’s focus includes strategic planning, leadership development, staff and volunteer resources, special projects and key operational activities at TIFF and for TIFF Bell Lightbox. Maheux has been a member of provincial, municipal, industry and arts organization committees, and has served as a juror at international film festivals and as a mentor within the industry. In December 2011 she was recognized by WXN among the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada and in September 2012 she was awarded, with Piers Handling, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She is past Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of Ryerson University and is a Director of the Movie Theatre Association of Canada and Toronto Downtown Jazz Society.


Annemarie Petrov
Executive Director, Edmonton Symphony
Directeur exécutif, Edmonton Symphony
Edmonton, Alberta

As Executive Director of the Francis Winspear Centre for Music and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Annemarie Petrov is a firm believer in the transformative power of music and its ability to connect people to each other. She knows that music is essential to the well being of a community and that participating in music has the power to change lives. It was Annemarie’s dream of universal access to the arts that instigated the launch of the Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta, a social program for underserved youth in Edmonton’s inner city, and the Tommy Banks Institute for Musical Creativity with the purpose of actively engaging all ages in musical arts programs. A native of Montréal, Annemarie’s career has taken her across Canada, working with Symphony New Brunswick, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra prior to joining the Winspear Centre in 2007. Today, she is proud to work with a flagship Canadian performing ensemble and one of the world’s great concert halls; the two organizations have an annual operating budget of $15 million under a unified Board of Directors. Annemarie’s vision for musicians and a world-class concert venue working together in a community was a catalyst in developing a progressive strategic plan focused on a sustainable and dynamic future. Ms. Petrov’s leadership has been recognized through the Rosza Innovation Award in Arts Management and the Betty Webster Award for sustained and significant contribution to the Canadian orchestral community. She currently serves on the Board of Orchestras Canada.


Lisa Rubin
Artistic and Executive Director, Segal Centre
Directrice générale et artistique, Centre Segal
Montreal, Québec

Lisa Rubin was officially named Artistic and Executive Director of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in February 2014. However, her involvement with the world of theatre and with the Segal Centre especially, began more than twenty years ago.

Lisa launched her professional acting career at the age of fifteen, performing within Canada and internationally, in several award-winning productions. She first came to the Segal Centre as an actor, performing in both English and Yiddish plays and musicals. In addition to her theatre experience, Lisa spent three years working in television, as both host and researcher for the TV program “In Montreal.” She also spent years offering her skills as an actor, director and choreographer to non-professional shows, fundraisers and performances both within and outside of Montreal’s Jewish community. Throughout her career, she has gained experience in every facet of theatre administration, having worked closely with Bryna Wasserman, former Artistic & Executive Director, and Manon Gauthier, former CEO at the Segal Centre.

Lisa Rubin a été officiellement nommée directrice générale et artistique du Centre Segal en février 2014. Son engagement dans le monde du théâtre et plus précisément avec le Centre Segal, a néanmoins commencé il y a plus de vingt ans.

Lisa a lancé sa carrière d’actrice à l’âge de quinze ans. Elle s’est produite au Canada et dans d’autres pays dans des pièces qui ont été récompensées. Elle est tout d’abord arrivée au Centre Segal en tant qu’actrice, jouant des pièces et des comédies musicales en anglais et en yiddish. En plus de son expérience dans le théâtre, Lisa a travaillé trois ans à la télévision, comme animatrice et chercheur pour l’émission « à Montréal. » Elle a aussi partagé ses talents d’actrice, de réalisatrice et de chorégraphe pendant plusieurs années avec des spectacles amateurs, des collectes de fonds, et des spectacles dans la communauté juive de Montréal et au-delà. Au cours de sa carrière, elle a acquis de l’expérience dans tous les aspects de l’administration du théâtre et elle a travaillé en étroite collaboration avec Bryna Wasserman, une ancienne directrice artistique et générale, et Manon Gauthier, ancienne présidente-directrice générale du Centre Segal.


Erik Sande
Board Chair, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Président du conseil d’administration, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Erik Sande joined the Medavie Health Services Group of Companies (MHS) as President in August 2013 where he leads a team of 3,500 healthcare professionals delivering out-of-hospital emergency medical services and primary clinical care across six Canadian provinces and the state of Massachusetts.He is a dedicated community leader, and has participated on numerous boards including sitting as Vice-Chair on the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Board of Govenors


Anthony Sargent
CEO, Luminato
Président-directeur général, Luminato
Toronto, Ontario

Anthony spent 13 years in radio and TV production and presentation at the BBC, finally as Head of Planning for the BBC Proms and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. After working as Artistic Projects Director at London’s Southbank Centre, he became Head of Arts for Birmingham City Council, creating and leading the implementation of Birmingham’s first Arts Strategy and running major projects like the 10-year festival of the 20th C, Towards the Millennium. After rejoining the BBC in the management of the nationwide radio and TV Millennium Music Live festival, in 2000 Anthony became founding General Director of Sage Gateshead, before moving to Canada in 2015 as CEO of Toronto’s Luminato Festival.

An awardee of the CBE, elected Chair of ISPA, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Hon Doctor of Music, in 2008 Anthony (jointly with UK football legend Sir Bobby Robson) was awarded the Hotspur Award for his outstanding contribution to the development of North East England.

Anthony a passé 13 ans dans l’animation et la production à la BBC (radio et télévision) où il a finalement occupé le poste de responsable de la programmation pour le BBC Proms et l’Orchestre symphonique de la BBC. Il a travaillé comme directeur des projets artistiques au Southbank Centre de Londres. Il est ensuite devenu chef de la division des arts du Conseil municipal de Birmingham où il a initié et dirigé la mise en place de la première stratégie artistique de Birmingham et lancé des projets importants comme le 10-year festival of the 20th Century et le festival Towards the Millennium. Après avoir réintégré la BBC dans la direction des festivals de musique live à la radio et la télévision pour célébrer le millénaire sur tout le territoire anglais, Anthony est devenu en 2000 le premier directeur général de Sage Gateshead, avant de s’installer au Canada en 2015 en tant que président-directeur général du festival Luminato de Toronto.

Nommé Commandant de l’Ordre de l’Empire Britannique, élu président d’ISPA, membre de la Société royale des Arts et docteur honorifique en musique, Anthony a reçu en 2008, conjointement avec la légende du football anglais Sir Bobby Robson, le prix Hotspur pour sa contribution exceptionnelle au développement du nord-est de l’Angleterre.


Ex-Officio Members | Les membres de droit


Nichole Anderson
President and CEO, Business for the Arts
Présidente et directrice générale, Les affaires pour les arts
Toronto, Ontario

Nichole Anderson, President and CEO of Business for the Arts, holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations and a Masters degree in Art History from the University of Toronto. She joined Business for the Arts in 2006 and has worked with an ever-growing team of volunteers, Board Members and colleagues to develop programs and events of national scale that stimulate business volunteerism and investment in the arts.

Prior to her role at Business for the Arts, Nichole managed the corporate art collection at Hbc, which included Ken Thomson’s beautiful Canadian Art collection, and helped develop museum programming and exhibits for the company’s new museum sites and community events across Canada.

Nichole holds a number of volunteer positions, including Board Member of the Arts Access Fund, which gives full year scholarships for children and youth from underserved communities to take lessons in the arts discipline of their choice. She is a Member of the Canada 150 Advisory Committee for the City of Toronto, and an active volunteer in community.

She is a past Member of the Toronto TELUS Community Board (4 years); Board Member of the Art of Time Ensemble (6 years); Member of the Steering Committee for the City of Toronto’s Creative Capital initiative (3 years); and Vice President of the Health Arts Society Ontario (5 years). She studied music seriously from the age of three, with a focus on the violin, and plays informally now with family and friends.


James D. Fleck, C.C.
Chair, Business for the Arts
Président des Affaires pour les arts
Toronto, Ontario

Chair, Canadian Museum of History
Président du Musée canadien de l’histoire
Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. James D. Fleck, C.C., earned a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and a D.B.A. from Harvard, before returning to Canada to help found the Faculty of Administrative Studies at York University. He has had a distinguished career in the private and government sectors as well as academia, serving as Secretary of Cabinet for Premier William Davis in the Government of Ontario. He is the founder and former CEO of Fleck Manufacturing Co. and has served on many corporate boards.

An emeritus professor and recipient of an Honorary Degree from the University of Toronto, he was the President of the Art Gallery of Ontario and is Vice Chair of the Museum of Civilization, founder of the Toronto Music Garden and the Power Plant, and Chairman of the Harbourfront Foundation. Dr. Fleck received the Edmund C. Bovey Award in 2003 and was honoured with the Angel Award for Philanthropy in the Arts by the International Society of Performing Arts in 2009. Jim also received the Governor General’s Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts in 2009.

Avant de revenir au Canada où il a permis la fondation de la Faculté des études en administration de l’Université de York, Dr. James D. Fleck a suivi des études à l’Université de Western Ontario et a reçu un doctorat en administration des affaires de l’Université de Harvard. Il a mené une brillante carrière dans les secteurs publics, privés et académiques et a été secrétaire du cabinet pour le premier ministre William Davis au gouvernement de l’Ontario. Il est le fondateur et l’ancien PDG de Fleck Manufacturing et a siégé dans plusieurs conseils d’administration.

Professeur émérite et titulaire d’un doctorat honorifique de l’Université de Toronto, il a été le président de la galerie d’art de Toronto. Il est aujourd’hui le vice-président du Musée des civilisations, fondateur du jardin musical de Toronto et de la centrale électrique, et président du conseil d’administration de la fondation Harbourfront. Dr. Fleck a reçu le prix Edmund C. Bovey en 2003, le prix Angel pour sa philanthropie dans les arts par la Société internationale des arts de la scène en 2009 et également le Prix du Gouverneur général Ramon John Hnatyshyn pour son bénévolat dans les arts du spectacle en 2009.


Janice Price
President & CEO, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Président et PDG, Centre des arts de Banff
Banff, Alberta

Janice Price became President of The Banff Centre on March 16th, 2015. She most recently served as CEO of the Luminato Festival, Toronto’s Festival of Art and Creativity, an organization she led since its inception in 2006. As the Festival’s Founding CEO, Janice helped Luminato become one of the world’s largest and most respected annual multi-arts festivals. The Festival reaches over 800,000 audience members annually, and in its first eight seasons commissioned 75 new works. Previous to Luminato, Janice was the President and CEO of The Kimmel Centre for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia from 2002-2006, and prior to that position, she was Vice President of Marketing and Communications and then Interim Executive Director at New York’s Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts. Prior to her professional engagements in the United States, Janice held senior positions at a number of Toronto arts organizations, including the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and The Corporation of Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall. From 1992 – 1996, Janice was the Director of Marketing and Special Projects for the Stratford Festival.Ms. Price has served on numerous arts-related Boards, and currently serves on Business for the Arts, Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Council, and the Council of Post-Secondary Presidents of Alberta.


Staff | Membre du personnel


Shannon Litzenberger
Program Director, Canadian Arts Summit
Directeur de programme, Sommet canadien des arts
Toronto, Ontario

is Toronto-based dancer, choreographer, creative facilitator, arts consultant and advocate. Through the umbrella of her company Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance, she creates innovative multi-disciplinary productions that explore timely social issues using contemporary dance in concert with other mediums like storytelling, film, visual art and poetry. Shannon also designs and facilitates movement-based workshops on embodied leadership within the community and corporate settings. As a programmer, strategist and cultural policy thinker, Shannon works with many organizations including Business for the Arts, the Canadian Arts Summit, Metcalf Foundation, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, University of Toronto, and Humber College, among others. Shannon is a recipient of the Jack McAllister Award for accomplishment in dance and a shortlisted finalist for the 2017 KM Hunter Award. She is currently a Resident Dance Artist at Soulpepper Theatre Company.

Shannon Litzenberger est une danseuse, une chorégraphe, une animatrice de la création, une défenseuse des arts et une conseillère artistique qui vit à Toronto. Grâce au large éventail créatif de sa compagnie Shannon Litzenberger Danse Contemporaine, elle produit des créations multidisciplinaires qui explorent des questions sociales d’actualité en combinant la danse contemporaine avec d’autres formes d’arts comme le conte, le film, l’art visuel et la poésie.

Shannon crée et anime des ateliers basés sur les mouvements et les expressions du leadership dans les communautés et dans l’entreprise. En tant que programmatrice, stratégiste et consultante en politique culturelle, Shannon travaille avec de nombreuses organisations culturelles dont Les affaires pour les arts, le Sommet canadien des arts, la Fondation Metcalf, le Centre des arts et de la créativité de Banff, l’Université de Toronto et le Collège Humber. Shannon a été la lauréate du prix Jack McAllister pour l’ensemble de son travail dans le monde de la danse. Elle a aussi été la finaliste pour le prix K.M. Hunter de 2017. Elle est actuellement une danseuse en résidence au Soulpepper Theatre Company. www.shannonlitzenberger.com