Born and raised in St. John's, Nfld/ancestral homelands of the Mi'kmaq and Beothuk, dancer, curator, producer and performance maker, Tina Fushell, lives and works in Toronto where she has been based since 1999. As a performer, she has collaborated and interpreted the work of numerous dance artists including Susie Burpee, Valerie Calam, Jesse Dell, Ame Henderson, Christopher House, Brendan Jensen, Matjash Mrozewski and Darryl Tracy, among others.
She has had residencies at Toronto Dance Theatre, Artscape Gibraltar Point and the National Ballet of Canada Residency Programme. Her work has been presented across the country, including performances in Dusk Dances, Porch View Dances, Festival of New Dance, Dance: Made in Canada, Short and Sweet and SummerWorks.
As a curator and creative producer Tina has worked at SummerWorks as curatorial associate through the support of the Metcalf Foundation. She was co-artistic director for the Toronto Dance Community Love-In from 2015-2018. Last spring Tina worked with Noémie Lafrance as Associate Producer on Dérives at the Bentway. In the fall Tina had the pleasure of co-curating the NL Dance Series as part of the Festival of New Dance 2019 and this winter she worked with Aisha Sasha John as curatorial support for her upcoming show The Aisha Of Is which is being presented at Dancemakers next season.
Most recently Tina presented what remains with Molly Johnson and Meredith Thompson as part of the Theatre Direct 19/20 Season and was a participant at this year’s Emerging Voices Project at Toronto Dance Theatre.
In her spare time she has been learning how to sew to further advance her aspiring costume design career.
Photo by: Drew Berry