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 31, she has been to 32 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. Currently, she is in creation of her theatrical multimedia dance piece called THE FOURTH R: reduce, reuse, recycle, Revolutionize. This high energy, musically driven presentation is meant to impact school students and young people to demand for climate justice and the team hopes to operate the show for the next five years. @dancefachin
Julia Molnar: Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta Julia Molnar is a graduate of the George Brown College Commercial Dance Program. She has had the opportunity to work extensively with industry professionals such as Apolonia Velasquez, Ofilio Sinbadinho, Emma Bartolomucci, and Adam Martino. Her professional credits include Dance Fachin’s Worldly Women, Breakaway Entertainment’s Tales of a Cocktail, AYBRID’s DNA Decoded, and Ismailova Theatre of Dance. Passionate about sharing her knowledge for dance, Julia’s choreographic work can be seen in Quantum Dance Collective’s upcoming show Rising. Julia is tremendously excited to be a part of The Fourth R’s Toronto premier. @juliagmolnar
Mireya Poon Young: Mireya Poon Young is an Ottawa born, and newly Toronto based artist. She has trained technically for several years at Capital City Dance, in Ottawa, under the leadership of Michael Falcucci and Gabriel Wolinsky. She has also trained extensively at a young age with respected teacher and choreographer, Tressa Wilson. Mireya is currently a dance performance student at Centennial College where she trains under the leadership of well respected teacher, choreographer, performer and creative director, Celestine Eagle. Mireya has also studied Global Performing Arts at Algonquin College. As an emerging artist, she is so excited to be making her Toronto debut with Dance Fachin! @mireya.py
A Special Thanks to our Contributors:
Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts
City Centre Dance
dancED Movement Project
Lou & Vivian Fachin
Mary Ann Cantelmi
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
Shreyas Batra is a graduate from Ottawa University Theatre program, Shreyas has worked with Dance Fachin for several projects. He stage managed the company's debut work Worldly Women in 2019 and 2021. He has also performed in various concept videos for the company. Currently he is studying nursing.
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. She is excited to be making her Dance Fachin debut!