Larissa Taurins-Crawford

Administrative Director 

Larissa has been working as an arts administrator, specifically in dance, for the last eleven years. She originally trained in contemporary dance at Etobicoke School of the Arts and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, going on to complete a BA in Dance Studies from York University. Larissa holds a certificate in Arts and Cultural Management from Grant MacEwan University. 

Her administrative experience includes various positions at Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement, including Assistant Director of YMI Dancing, and work for Stand Up Dance, Bad Posture Productions, Body Mason Pilates studio, and Propel Dance Centre. Larissa was co-founder and editor of Merge ‘zine, a publication for emerging dance artists.


Larissa has choreographed a number of works for young dancers and has been a rehearsal director for YMI Dancing and the Toronto Fringe Festival production Ascension/Chronicles of Descent. 

Stuart Wright 

Membership and Outreach Coordinator 

Stuart is a toronto based contemporary dance artist. After graduating from Etobicoke School of the Arts, he enrolled at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre where he completed their professional training program. While at the school he performed in many works by such choreographers as Kate Alton, Christopher House, Danny Grossman and Tedd Robinson to name a few.

Since his graduation he has performed with Dance Theatre David Earle, Hit and Run productions, Toronto Dance Theatre and Rock Bottom Movement among others. 

Stuart has also had the opportunity to work for The School of Toronto Dance Theatre as a rehearsal director/assistant and then as their Metcalf Arts Intern doing arts administrative work as well as continued rehearsal direction. At the end of his internship he rehearsal directed the 50 Dance Project at the Canada Dance Festival for Robert Desrosiers. 

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