Megan Robinson discovered modern dance at the age 15, after six years of ballet training in New Jersey. Upon graduating from Ryerson University dance program she moved to New York City to pursue a career in performing arts. While there she had the pleasure of working with Chen Dance Center and pushing:progress. Since her return to Guelph in 2010, she has worked with Dancetheatre David Earle, Portal Dance, IMAGEO art works, and Project:Humanity
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Born and raised in Guelph ON, Drew Berry is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary performance artist and teacher. Her mediums include dance, theatre, photography, videography, and classical piano. In 2016, Drew joined Rock Bottom Movement as a company member and since has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, Canadian Stage, Canada’s National Ballet Open Space Program, and Toronto Dance Theatre as well as performing in five full-length works. Her most recent production with Rock Bottom Movement, hollow mountain, was awarded two Dora Mavor Moore awards for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble. Drew performed in the ensemble of No Woman’s Land, by Jaberi Dance Theatre co-presented by DanceWorks, which was nominated for 5 Dora Mavor Moore awards and will be touring Ontario in spring 2021. Drew also works with Kaeja d’Dance as a dancer, marketing & development assistant, photographer/ videographer and over the last 3 years has been working closely with Karen Kaeja as a scribe, documenting her latest project which is set to premiere in 2021.Other collaborators include Frog in Hand, Emma Kerson, Nico Al Ajillio, Irma Villafuerte, Kate Hilliard, Opera 5, Alias Dance Project, Nostos Collective. Film/TV Credits include: Titans TV series (Netflix), Stevie (Alter Ego Films), Mary Kills People (Global), Reign (The CW), and A Nutcracker Christmas (Hallmark). Drew is on faculty at Centennial College teaching Ballet and Choreography and is working for Quinte Ballet School of Canada as their Social Media Manager. Drew grew up training at Anna Marie Oliver School of Dance in Guelph, completed her post-graduate training at Quinte Ballet School of Canada, and holds her BFA (Honours) from the Performance Dance program at Ryerson University.
Rowen is currently completing her BFA Honours at York University in the joint National Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program. Originally from Guelph, Ontario, Rowen trained in modern and contemporary technique forms while performing with the Guelph Youth Dance Company in which she had the opportunity to perform nationally and internationally, including a China tour in 2016. Rowen participated in the 2019/20 York Dance Ensemble where she was able to work with renowned choreographers and dance artists such as Susan Lee, Raine Madison, and Sophie Goyette-Hamels. In June 2019, Rowen premiered her piece disparu in the Guelph Dance Festival’s Emerging Artists Program. She has had the opportunity to train with Iratxe Ansa of Metamorphosis Method and Hannes Langolf at the b12 festival in Berlin, Germany. Upon graduation Rowen will continue to work as a performer, choreographer and teacher.
Leslie Fisher, originally from Guelph ON joined Guelph Youth Dance Training Program as a parent, student and in an administrative role in 2017/2018 after returning to Guelph in 2016 with her family. Leslie holds a BFA in contemporary dance from Concordia University and is currently the Outreach and Development manager for Guelph Dance. Leslie’s return to Guelph was also a return to dance with Park’n Dance; a dance program for people with Parkinson’s disease as assistant program director.
Leslie is thrilled to be taking a bigger role within the Guelph Youth Dance training Program as a Teacher and Office Manager. With many years of experience working with Young People she is excited to share her passion for movement, self expression and creativity!
Leslie is also a French reading tutor for the UGDSB and is an active volunteer in the community. She is a true believer that everyone, regardless of age or ability, should be dancing.