Get to know your CADA/BC

September 2012 Member's Newsletter

This edition features a profile of CADA/BC's Staff; info on our site Resources, along with instructions on how to post your own; and our monthly advocacy challenge.

CADA/BC's Staff

Meet the Staff who turn the wheels for CADA/BC and its Members:

Kristina Lemieux

Program Coordinator, cada/bc
arts administrator / contemporary dancer

Kristina obtained a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Alberta with a major in Sociology and minor in Drama. Moving to Vancouver 5 years ago, she has worked with many local arts organizations. Currently, she is the General Manager for The Tomorrow Collective.

Kristina is working on many projects this Fall: teaching Careers in Dance at VCC; production managing a project activating the polar bear den in Stanley Park; a research project with New Works; dancing with Polymer Dance; and getting a Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement at SFU.

Kristina has over 10 years experience is arts administration and a deep passion for dance. Hailing from Edmonton, Kristina was an active member of Edmonton's dance community, dancing with Orchesis Dance Group, KO Dance Project and Mile Zero Dance. She is currently the President of the Board of Directors for Tara Cheyenne Performance and the Secretary of the Board of Directors for Theatre Replacement.

For more info on Kristina's role as CADA/BC's Program Coordinator, please see her profile from our April Newsletter.

Meredith Kalaman

TSP Administrator, Assistant Administrator cada/bc
dancer / choreographer / teacher

Meredith administers the CADA/BC Training Subsidy Program, helping dancers get their fee reimbursements for their professional training—email Meredith your TSP submissions directly: She also assists Kristina in the office with filing and organization.

Meredith has performed works by Noam Gagnon, Farley Johansson, MovEnt, Karen Jamieson, Judith Marcuse, Josh Beamish and Cori Caulfield, as well as understudied with Dancers Dancing. Her own work has been presented at the Dancing on the Edge Festival, Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, BC Buds, Dances for a Small Stage, Winterfest, 12 Minutes Max, On the Boards and the In the House Festival. Meredith has created 4 contemporary works for The Goh Ballet, one of which toured China. She is a graduate of the Ballet BC Mentor Program.

Deanna Peters

Communications Officer, cada/bc
Member, cada/bc tsp advisory council
independent dance artist / graphic & web support

As CADA/BC's Communications Officer, Deanna takes care of Tweeting, website posts/pages, the Advocacy Blog and the monthly newsletter. She also does various design projects when the need arises.

Recipient of Vancouver's Mayor's Arts Award for Emerging Dance Artist, Deanna has worked professionally in contemporary dance, theatre and film with many artists from across the country. Benefitting greatly from the mentorship of senior artists, as well as collaborations with her peers and younger dancers, Deanna balances her career as an interpreter with work as a choreographer, teacher, producer, arts advocate and designer—

Did you know that we have over 140 Resource posts for dancers on our website?
Did you know that, as a CADA/BC Member, you can add posts to our website?

As September is upon us, there is that 'back to school' energy in the air. With this change of seasons often comes a push to head back to dance class after the summer months.

For a list of several training opportunities across Canada, please see the Resources section of our site.

If you are a CADA/BC Member and are hosting classes, please see these instructions on how to post to our site, as well as to the Member's Area Forum.

Currently, there are 16 Resource categories on our site. If you come across a website, article, database, organization, etc. that you find helpful in managing your career in the arts, please post to our site, or email us a link.

Speak With Your Feet

This month's advocacy challenge...

Attend a Master Class.

Most often presented in conjunction with performances by a visiting choreographer/company, Master Classes are an ideal opportunity to begin to become familiar with others' work and process—expand your skills while connecting with others in your field.

Please find below some Master Classes in BC & AB:

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written, designed and built by Deanna Peters, CADA/BC Communications Officer