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developpement@artcirculation.org 

stamos.george@gmail.com

 

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I am a choreographer, dancer, educator, filmmaker, consultant and administrator working in the contemporary dance field. Originally from Nova Scotia, I have a BFA in Improvisation and Choreography from Amsterdam University of the Arts, and a graduate diploma in Communication Studies from Concordia University.

 

My career began as a solo artist in NYC (1993-1999) and continued in Montréal, where I maintain professional engagements with companies and as an independent artist. I am familiar with a wide range of dance communities and dance practices, including Occidental and Central African contemporary dance techniques, adapted dance methods for people living with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and Queer performance. Throughout my career, I have focused on issues concerning social justice and inclusion.

 

In 2009 and 2017, I was a resident artist at the Baryshnikov Arts Centre in NYC and from 2012 to 2015 at Agora de la Danse in Montréal. In 2014, I received Northrop McKnight Fellowship for International Choreographers Award. I am currently the Artistic and Pedagogical Associate of and on faculty at Dance Arts Institute (formerly The School of Toronto Dance Theater) and split my time between the two dynamic cultural hubs of Toronto and Montréal, where I am based. I care deeply about and am committed to supporting excellence and diversity in contemporary dance.

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