Emma Bartolomucci: A graduate of the Canadian Dance Company and the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, becoming an artist has been a lifelong journey. She has had the privilege of working with many international entertainment companies, performing in a variety of theatrical productions all across the globe. At the age of 32, she has been to 33 countries and through her travels has made an effort to better understand the world and its inequities. Alongside her artistic endeavours, her passion for climate justice and environmentalism has been ongoing. Over the past two years she was able to complete two courses: "Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities" from Lund University in Sweden and "Political and Moral Foundations" from Yale University. She has participated and volunteered for many climate change and social justice organizations with Friday's For Future, 350 Canada, Not Another Black Life, Stop Highway 413, Every Child Matters, Black Lives Matter, Juneteenth, Banking on a Better Future and Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction. She completed a 6 month mentorship with the City of Toronto, Women4Climate, in which The Fourth R was mentored by climate experts across Canada. Currently, she is in presentation of her theatrical multimedia dance piece called THE FOURTH R: reduce, reuse, recycle, Revolutionize. Since the launch, The Fourth R has been shown 40 times; a cross Canada tour (PEI, Halifax, Edmonton), events (Lion's Club Int., Esperanto Gallery, Swansea studio showing), and a southern Ontario school tour (15 schools, reaching over 5000 students).
Previous work and credits: She has choreographed musical theatre (Shrek, Dora the Explorer, Hair, Seussical the Musical, The Little Mermaid, Fame, Little Women LOT/FirstActProd) and children's touring theatre (Little Red Theatre). She has choreographed music videos for Juno award winning Splash n' Boots and with production company Yeah! Films for Canadian bands Seaway and Pin Up. Her work has been shown at festivals like Fever After Dark with Jerome Bobb and Bazaar. She has taught dance, musical theatre and scene study with several different Toronto based companies including York University and Ryerson School of Performance Summer Intensives. Her work with the bold indie theatre company, Echo Productions, has given her the chance to choreograph stories like, Bonnie and Clyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dog Sees God and Charles Manson: Son of Man. She has performed contracts in Newfoundland, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Yukon Territory and has toured across the United States (Hair National Tour-Starvox Ent.), Europe (Hair European Tour), Maritimes Canada (The Great Big Boo) and South America (Norwegian Cruise Line). In 2018, she launched her independent dance company, Dance Fachin with their premiere work, Worldly Women. Worldly Women is a story about the different kinds of oppression women face around the globe. The show won the prestigious Jury's Choice Award (Ottawa Fringe) and Patron's Pick Award (Island Fringe). In early 2019, she performed in the first regional production (since it's run on Broadway) of An American in Paris with Arizona Broadway Theatre. There she was in the female ensemble, singing, dancing and en pointe. She has been dancing in various music videos with MMEntertainment including Jassa Dhillion's video PYAR HOGYA which has over 17 million views.
Abigail Hanson, emerging artist: Abby Hanson (she/they) is an emerging contemporary dance artist currently based in Toronto (Treaty 13 Territory), originally from Edmonton (Treaty 6 Territory). She is a 2023 graduate of Dance Arts Institute Canada (formerly The School of Toronto Dance Theatre) where she trained and performed repertoire by many artists including Amanda Acorn, Tia Ashley-Krurushniruk, Peggy Baker, Tilman O'Donnell, and many others. She is a graduate of Victoria School of the Arts where she took part in dance and musical theatre extracurriculars and took classes from artists such as Joshua Beamish, Allen Kaeja, Belinda McGuire, and David Norsworthy. Over the past 10 years, she has trained, performed, and competed in multiple styles of dance such as Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, and more. From 2018-2020 she performed in Edmonton's Nextfest Arts Company, curated by Good Women Dance Collective. Abby has experience in teaching young dancers and hopes to further grow her expertise in teaching dancers of all ages. She continues to grow her dance and creative practice in Toronto by taking classes, and workshops, and collaborating in as many processes as possible.
Audrianna Del Campo: Audrianna Martin Del Campo is a Mexican-Canadian freelance dance artist and photographer currently based in Toronto. She trained in Emilia-Romagna under the artistic direction of Brigel Gjoka. Audrianna has had the opportunity to perform works by Ultima Vez/Wim Vanekeybus, Marie Chouinard, Daina Ashlee, Roberto Zappalá, Francesca Foscarini and William Forsythe. She is inspired by radical authenticity and collaborative creation with her peers spanning across artistic mediums. Audrianna strives to capture stories and concepts in a unique and compelling light that lends a new perspective to the viewers imagination. She was apart of the 4thR school tour this past April, which was an absolute joy! She is excited to rejoin the company once again here in Edinburgh. It's a privilege to combine her two passions; performing and climate activism!
Visual Designer: Airian McLeish
Airian McLeish is a Toronto based projectionist and archivist who has worked for dozens of film festivals in Toronto over the past 10 years (including Rendezvous with Madness-which took place in this very theatre!, TIFF, Toronto After Dark, Hot Docs etc.). He has dedicated himself to his role as head film revisor at Tiff Bell Lightbox responsible for inspecting and preserving archival film material for all of their screenings. He is immensely passionate about the medium of film and an advocate for all things celluloid. Aside from his work in motion picture exhibition he's also a photographer who continues to shoot in a continued effort to celebrate the expressive qualities of film. His work for Dance Fachin includes shooting dynamic promotional photo, video and creating all the company's graphic designs. @goodcommercialart
Sabrina Casanova graduated from Ottawa University's Theatre program. She enjoys a wide variety of roles in theatre including producing, directing, assisting, stage managing and social media coordinating. Her work has been shown at the Ottawa Fringe Festival in 2019. She is currently working with the City of Mississauga as a librarian. She is excited to be taking part in the collaboration and management of The Fourth R and can’t wait to bring it to more audiences.
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