Artistic Director

Sasha Ivanochko, Artistic Director

Sasha Ivanochko is a choreographer, pedagogue and artistic director of Ivanochko et cie-projets de performance, a company she founded in 2005. Active in dance communities across the country, she is currently the artistic director of Calgary’s Dancers’ Studio West.

A School of Toronto Dance Theatre graduate, she’s performed the works of James Kudelka, Tedd Robinson, Peter Chin, Robin Poitras, Denise Fujiwara, Peggy Baker, DA Hoskins, Michael Trent, with Toronto Dance Theatre and Citadel & Compagnie, among others.

Her critically acclaimed choreography has toured internationally, with presentations at the International Theatre Festival of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), the Dance Meeting (Japan), The 2007 IETM and Tangente (Montréal), The Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa), The Fluid Festival and Dancers’ Studio West (Calgary), Dancing on the Edge and the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (Vancouver), New Dance Horizons (Regina), The Music Gallery, Dancemakers and DanceWorks (Toronto), The Festival of New Dance (St. John’s), Mile Zero Dance (Edmonton), La petite scène (Quèbec), and the visiBIe Arts Festival (Los Angeles). She has created commissions for Toronto Dance Theatre, Via Salzburg (Toronto), Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Helen Husak (Calgary), Naoko Murakoshi (Japan), and others.

Sasha’s honours include two Chalmers Family Fellowships, the 2007 K.M. Hunter Award, and The Kathryn Ash Award. In 2006, she was profiled in the Bravo Channel’s Freedom Series. Having earned her MFA Interdisciplinary Studies from Simon Fraser University, her academic research was awarded the Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate-Masters Award.

Sasha’s service to the community includes three years as Chair of Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists-Ontario Chapter, and a year Chairing the Canadian Dance Assembly’s Independent Artist Standing Council.

 

Reach Sasha via: artisticdirector@dswlive.ca