2019 Tina Fushell

Born and raised in St. John's, Nfld/ancestral homelands of the Mi'kman and Beothuk., dancer, curator, producer and choreographer, Tina Fushell, lives and works in Toronto where she has been based since 1999.  As a performer, she has collaborated and originated roles in the works of numerous choreographers including Susie Burpee, Valerie Calam, Jesse Dell, Kate Franklin, Luke Garwood, Ame Henderson, Brendan Jensen, Sebastian Mena, Matjash Mrozewski, Darryl Tracy, among others. Her work has been presented across Ontario and the country, including performances in Porch View Dances, The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, Festival of New Dance, Dance made in Canada, Nuit Blanche, Short and Sweet and SummerWorks.

Most recently Tina worked with Christopher House and Anne Troake as part of the NL Dance Project which will be presented in Fall 2019, and was in residency with These Bodies at Artscape Gibraltar Point, a project that she co-facilitates with Molly Johnson. Last summer she presented What Remains a co-creation with Molly Johnson and Meredith Thompson at Nuit Blanche North, and the Halifax Fringe and presented her work Waving is Funny as part of Dusk Dances, Withrow Park. This winter she had the pleasure of working on the opera Kopernikus presented by Against the Grain Opera as remount choreographer.

When not creating and performing in dance works Tina works as a curator and creative producer. She was the Metcalf Foundation performing arts intern at SummerWorks working in curation working with Laura Nanni, was co-artistic director at the Toronto Dance Community Love-In from 2015-2018, she is the co-curator for the Festival of New Dance, NL Dance Series 2019 and is currently working on Dérives as Associate Producer for Noémie Lafrance.

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Photo by: Drew Berry