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Silhouettes Dance Company’s 2018-2019 Exec Team
I’m Abby, one of the Artistic Directors for Silhouettes’ 2018-19 year. I am a third year undergraduate student at UofT and am double majoring in Criminology and Health Studies. I was the Financial Administrator for Silhouettes’ 2017-18 year, and this is my third year in the company.
I have been involved in dance since I was five years old. I have trained in jazz, ballet, modern, lyrical, hip hop, and contemporary. Silhouettes has allowed me to expand myself creatively and artistically as a dancer. Silhouettes has also given me the opportunity to choreograph with an amazing and talented group of dancers.
I hope that this year’s show, Trials and Tribulations, will be our biggest and best yet!
My name is Cade, and I am the Media Coordinator of Silhouettes Dance Company for its 2018-2019 season. I am a second year Kinesiology student at UofT and as my second year being a part of this amazing company, my love for it has only continued to grow.
I started dancing when I was 8 years old after quitting competitive gymnastics as a child. My love for dance grew through the love and support of my dance teachers and my fellow dancers which continues to grow and prosper at Silhouettes through the family is has created. I have danced through multiple genres such as jazz, jazz funk, hip hop, and contemporary while experiencing new styles that Silhouettes brings to every show! The show this year, Trials and Tribulations is definitely going to be one to remember!
Hello, my name is Taiylor! I am the Company Administrator for Silhouettes 2018-2019 year. I am a second year student at UofT and doing a double major in Political Science and European Studies and a minor in French. This is my first year on the Silhouettes Executive team and second year in the company. I danced competitively for 15 years and trained in all styles of dance! Silhouettes have been a great outlet to grow artistically as a choreographer. The company has given me the opportunity to form new connections and long lasting friendships. I am very excited for everyone to see our vision for Trials and Tribulations come to life!
My name is Olivia, I am one of the Artistic Directors of Silhouettes Dance Company for the 2018-2019 season. I joined the company last year, my second year at U of T, and it has been my passion ever since. I am currently a third year economics student, minoring in mathematics and history of art.
I have been dancing as long as I can remember, starting in competitive dance training, and later moving on to performance dance. Although I like a little bit of everything, my favourite styles are modern (Horton), contemporary, and the umbrella of styles under 'hip hop'. I was lucky to attend a few Toronto art schools growing up, where I developed not only as an artist, but as a person as well. I am especially grateful to my high school, Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, where I majored in dance under the most caring and talented teachers, to whom I am ever thankful. I am looking forward to our upcoming show, Trials and Tribulations, and to continuing working with all the amazing members of Silhouettes!
Hello! I’m Madelaina DePace, and I have been with Silhouettes for six years now. This year, I am on the executive team as the Producer, and am super excited to work more closely with all the amazing execs and dancers in the company! I have over 20 years of dance experience, doing mostly jazz and contemporary, but also have several years of musical theatre experience with The Grand Theatre’s High School Project in London and St. Clair College’s Musical Theatre Performance Program. This is also my third time at U of T, studying at the Faculty of Information for my second masters degree. Silhouettes has been an amazing experience, allowing me to grow as a dancer and be inspired by all the amazing talent present in the company. Everyone has something unique to bring to the table, allowing the company to grow artistically and present pieces that are both distinct and dynamic.
My name’s Arin and I’m the Financial Administrator for Silhouettes’ 2018-19 year. I’m a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto studying Business Management and Finance. This is my third year with the Silhouettes Dance Company, but my first year as an exec. For as long as I can remember, dance has been a major part of my life. Growing up, I trained in all types of dance, both competitively and recreationally, however my favourites styles have always been tap and hip hop. Silhouettes has been an amazing opportunity to continue dancing and has allowed me to expand my abilities in many different ways. I look forward to seeing how much more this year has to offer with our final production, Trials and Tribulations.