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. In 2019 she worked with Noémie Lafrance as Associate Producer on Dérives at the Bentway and had the pleasure of co-curating the NL Dance Series as part of the Festival of New Dance. Tina is currently working with Aisha Sasha John as curatorial support for her upcoming project as part of Dancemakers artist is in residence program.
Recent highlights include participating at Toronto Dance Theatre Emerging Voices Project, presenting what remains with Molly Johnson and Meredith Thompson as part of the Theatre Direct 19/20 Season and sharing a workshop version of what remains as part of Neighbourhood Dance Works 20/21 season.
In her spare time she has been learning how to sew and redesigning furniture.
Photo by: Drew Berry