Kevin Ormsby

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Artistic Director of KasheDance, Program Manager of Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO), and Dance Faculty member at Centennial College. He is a 2017 Ontario Arts Council’s Chalmers Fellowship recipient, KM Hunter Dance Award Nominee (2016), Toronto Arts Council’s Cultural Leaders Fellow (2015) and The Canada Council for the Arts’ Victor Martyn Lynch – Staunton Award 2014 recipient for outstanding achievement by a mid – career artist. He has many interests in dance from the creative practice to administration and advocacy. While performing with various companies and projects in Canada, the Caribbean and the United States, he continues to interrogate the Arts with a lens specific to the African Diasporic traditions and is an adjunct artist with the Dance Exchange (Washington D.C). Previous performance experience includes Garth Fagan Dance (NY), Assistant to the Artistic Director and Marketing / Outreach Coordinator at Ballet Creole, works by Gerry Trentham, Wind in the Leaves Collective, Marie Josee Chartier, Allison Cummings, Ron K. Brown, Menaka Thakkur, Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones, Lemi Ponifacio. He sits on the Boards of Dance Collection Danse, Toronto Alliance of the Performing Arts (TAPA) and is Chair of the Board of Directors at Nia Center for the Arts.