Meet the Staff & Board who turn the wheels for CADA/West...


Victor Tran

Succeeding Executive Director

Victor Tran is a Vietnamese-Canadian street dance artist with over two decades of practice and community building on unceded MST territories. Known in the underground scene as B.Boy Savage Rock and as one half of the Hustle duo, Savage & Samuelle. Savage is an up-and-coming choreographer straddling street dance and contemporary approaches. With a background as a grassroots artist, producer, and community organizer, and armed with a BA in Public Policy, he channels his unique life experiences into his work at CADA/West.

Jessica Wadsworth

Internal Development Director

Jessica's been engaged in cultural management for the last 25 years. Based in Vancouver, she has organized and overseen events, tours and exhibitions all over the world, including Germany, Greece, Croatia and North America. She has an overview of culture in a few different regions in the world, particularly an understanding of how culture is managed. She has worked in visual arts, theatre, dance and film, as well as in labour and the green industry.

Meredith Kalaman

TSP Administrator

Meredith Kalaman is a two time Chrystal Dance Prize recipient, dance educator and enjoys both performing in and creating new works. She has created pieces about; giraffes, girl guiding, exploring constellations, superheroes, female identity and the impacts of gender socialization. She is originally from Vancouver and now grateful to reside on the land of the Mi'kma'ki in Nova Scotia.


Communications Director

Deanna Peters/Mutable Subject

Program Manager

Caroline Farquhar

Program Manager

Kristina Lemieux

Board of directors


Jobina Bardai

independent artist, life coach


Gemma Crowe

independent artist


Julianne Chapple

independent artist


Jordan Lowry-Fassina

independent artist, educator, copywriter


Maribeth Tabanera

independent artist, educator, community organizer


Alexandre Vigneault

Amanda Collinge

Emily Long

Olivia C. Davies


This website's designed and handbuilt by:
Deanna Peters/Mutable Subject
Victor Tran