Taylor Bojanowski - Dancer
Taylor Bojanowski is a Toronto based dance artist and is recent graduate from Ryerson Universities Performance Dance BFA Program, where she studied under the direction of Vicki St.Denys. While attending Ryerson Taylor was the 2017 recipient of the “Theatre Dance Program” award. She has always been very driven to pursue a dance career, originally dedicating herself solely to classical ballet, but later discovered her passion for contemporary dance. Throughout her professional training she has had the pleasure of working with many prominent choreographers including James Kudelka, Peggy Baker, David Earl, Roberto Campanella, Robert Glumbeck, Tori Mehaffey, William Yong and Kevin O’Day. Taylor had the privilege of being the understudy for ProArteDanza 2016/17 season and worked alongside the company. She was also the recipient of the Apprentice Contract with the company in 2017. Taylor rehearsed and performed in ProArteDanza piece titled “Op-Sha” created and choreographed by Kevin O’Day.
Kelly Shaw - Dancer
Kelly has been a professional freelance artist in Toronto since graduating with honours from Ryerson University’s Performance Dance program in 2010. She has also attended and trained at Quinte Ballet School, Joffrey Ballet and Springboard Danse Montreal. In addition to ProArte Danza, Kelly has had the pleasure of working as a collaborator and performer with Alysa Pires Dance Projects, Helix Dance Project, Gadfly, TOES for Dance, Frog in Hand, Transcendance Project and was recently nominated for a 2018 Dora Mavor Moore award for her ensemble work in Human Body Expression’s “Chasing the Path”. She has appeared in Dance Ontario Weekend (Toronto), the Toronto Fringe Festival, Capezio ACE awards (New York), Dance Matters (Toronto) and works with Hit and Run Productions. Kelly is also a freelance dance teacher and choreographer who will be setting a new work on ProArte Danza’s Aspirante SIP Dancers in August 2018. She has recently studied Ohad Naharin’s Gaga technique in both Barcelona, Spain and New York and is a certified Pilates and barre fitness instructor.
Ryan Lee - Dancer
Independent Dance Artist Ryan Lee graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He has been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers and companies; Emily Molnar, Mauro Astolfi, Julia Sasso, Sharon B. Moore, Hanna Kiel, Stepĥen Pier, Tino Segal, D.A Hoskins, Guillaume Cote, Toronto Dance Theatre, Keaja d'Dance, inDANCE, and The Chimera Project. Ryan is the 2016/17 Resident Artist of the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre and has made choreographic works for ProArteDanza, Ballet Jorgen, Anandam Dancetheatre, The Emerging Artist Intensive and George Brown College. In January 2017, Ryan will be presenting a new work commissioned by Dance Ontario's Creative Partnership program.
Sasha Ludavicius - Dancer
Sasha Ludavicius was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. She studied ballet internationally but discovered her passion for contemporary dance in Montreal at Ballet Divertimento. In 2016, she graduated from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Ludavicius was the recipient of the SIP program Apprenticeship Award, and apprenticed with ProArteDanza during their fall season 2015. She has been a member of The Chimera Project, appeared in the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival with P.O.V Dance Project, and worked with Red Sky Performance in Miigis. Ludavicius is thrilled to continue dancing with ProArteDanza in their 2019 season.
Daniel McArthur - Dancer
Daniel is a Toronto based DORA nominated performer. Daniel has performed in over 100 new works touring Canada the United States and the Middle East. Daniel often ruminates on the topic of how to acquire more frequent flyer miles. Daniel was born right here in Toronto. Yes, that’s right! Daniel is often struck at the dual nature of humankind in it’s invention of napalm and silly putty. Daniel has been gifted to work with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company II, ProArte Danza, Peggy Baker Dance Projects and James Kudelka and Coleman Lemieux and Compagnie along with other truly fabulous people.
Tori Mehaffey - Dancer
Tori Mehaffey is an emerging dance artist from Toronto - graduate of Ryerson University’s Performance Dance Program. Most recently, Tori was nominated for the 2016 Dora Awards, Outstanding Female Performance in Dance, for Gadfly’s original creation - B8NUAR. Tori has performed for artists such as James Kudelka, Laurence Lemieux, Hanna Kiel, Apolonia Valesquez and Ofilio Sinbadhinho. She has performed original works by Guillaume Côté, co- founders of MADBOOTS DANCE - Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, Johannes Wieland, Victor Quijada and Bryan Arias. Her interest in researching movement has lead her to ImPulstanz, Vienna; Springboard Danse, Montreal; Henny Jurriens Foundation, Amsterdam; and RUBBERBANDance Group Intensives, Quebec.