Davida Monk, Hope is a feathered thing, choreographed by Linnea Swan, Annual Alberta Dance Festival 2017 Photo: Tim Nguyen, Citrus Photography

Artistic Director Steps Aside

This coming season, 2017 – 2018, will mark my tenth and final season as Artistic Director of Dancers’ Studio West. I am certain that I have made the decision to leave this role at a time when we have accomplished much: a solid artistic reputation, an offering of important and effective programs responsive to dance community needs, a growing public appreciation, and a stable organization. Should the occasion arise I would be happy to continue to contribute in a variety of capacities in the future. My intention is to pass the mantle of responsibility on to a younger artist who will bring new energy to the position. As for my own plans, I am looking forward to the next phase of my life as a dance artist, to what I hope what will be a rich and long period of contribution, performance and creation.

Davida Monk, Artistic Director


Dancers’ Studio West Artistic Director Search

Following Davida Monk’s announcement to step down from her position as Artistic Director after 10 seasons, DSW will immediately begin a search for a new Artistic Director.

For a detailed search package and application information, please click here.