What is a "professional artist"? 

CADA-ON recognizes a professional artist as someone who fulfills one or more of the following criteria: 

  • has specialized training in the dance field (not necessarily in academic institutions)
  • is recognized as such by peers (artists working in the same artistic tradition) 
  • has a history of public presentation or publication 
  • spends a significant amount of time practicing their art, and seeks payment for their work

All CADA-ON members must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or are legally allowed to work in Canada. 

When applying for a CADA-ON membership, a recent bio or resume describing your latest dance projects and/or training is needed for approval. 

If you have further questions about membership criteria, or are unsure if you qualify, please contact Stuart at

Suzanne Chui

Contemporary Dancer based out of Halifax, NS

Photo by Kylee Nunn

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