Valerie Calam is
a Toronto-based dance artist interested in finding pathways to refresh
and support herself.
She works with movement, fabric, patterns, sound, numbers, the nervous system, the body, and likes to edit/adapt/repurpose things. Most of all, Val enjoys working alongside dancers and artists and is excited to launch into her new role of Membership Coordinating at CADA/East.
Val looks forward to your questions and requests! Valerie umbrellas much of her work under the name Company Vice Versa (www.companyviceversa.com) and works frequently with Fantastical Realms. She is a company dancer with Toronto Dance Theatre and is the Dance Ontario Regional Representative for her hometown of Sault Ste. Marie.
She completed a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Choreography in 2014.
Connect with Valerie at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Photo by Maizy Shepherd)
Rhonda Baker (she/her) is an alum of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre (2009) and a Lieutenant Governor Masterworks Arts Award Winner (2016) for her contribution and performance in an ensemble work called Canvas 5 x 5 by the late Tedd Robinson.
Rhonda earned her B.A., with Specialized Honours in Psychology from York University in 2022, and throughout her studies acquired a concentration in counselling and mental health. Under the supervision of Dr. Lara Pierce at the Pierce Experience and Development Lab, her research currently focuses on stress, responsive caregiving, and their effects on socio-emotional, and language development in early life.
Rhonda comes to the position at CADA/East with an understanding of precarious work, human behaviour, relationships, research, and writing from her background in Dance, Psychology, and Developmental Science. Taken together, she leverages this to enhance the current scope of programming and services offered at CADA/East, with a goal to reach out, support, and uplift dance communities and individuals looking to connect with and receive that support.
Rhonda was the first CADA/East board member to join from outside of Ontario (2016/2017), advising on the needs and experiences of artists in the Atlantic region.
Connect with Rhonda at email@example.com