Yokohoma, JP > Toronto, ON

We are pleased to welcome our new General Manager - Graham Curry, who comes to us with a wealth of experience in arts admin. Allen and I are settling in to Kaeja headquarters with Graham this month after our time away in Japan, where we indulged in great travels, exquisite visits with friends (Gabby, Tim and Naoko) and eye opening discoveries in travel and work. We are excited for you to meet Graham! -Karen
Welcome Graham!

Graham Curry (our NEW General Manager) is a senior Arts Manager with over 16 years experience in community arts, program coordination, audience development, volunteer and event management. She is a practicing visual artist and the recipient of numerous awards including a 2013 Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant, the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Studio Award, and the Mrs. Forsyth Award for Women Painters. Graham is also a practicing musician, performing in community settings in Toronto. Previously, she worked for Arts Etobiocoke, Toronto Botanical Garden, Evanston Art Centre and Lill Street Art Centre both located in Illinois, USA. She has worked on multi-year community arts projects in Toronto (Art on the Move) and large-scale mural projects (The Nindinawemaagandiok/All My Relations). She is excited to hit the ground running as she joins the Kaeja team!
KAEJA AT HOME
CRAVE/DEFIANT

We have been in heavy rehearsals since coming home from Japan for CRAVE/DEFIANT. I'm revved for CRAVE to be performed with Sarah Shugarman's live string quartet and loving rehearsing with our Company for Allen's DEFIANT - always learning and flying in a multitude of different ways! ...11 more days!

For tickets, click HERE.
Please join us for our Opening Night Gala
~ Includes: Rhumba Lesson (optional), Hearty Hors D'oeuvres, Open Bar, Exclusive Silent Auction, Performance and Reception!


Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 6:00pm
The Theatre Centre (Upstairs Gallery Space)

Tickets: $80
Available ONLINE or at (416) 538-0988

Your generous contribution will allow us to continue developing new stage and community works. We would not be where we are today without the loyalty of our supporters. So please join us - we would love nothing more than to spend an evening of good food, drinks and dancing with you! 
BIRD NESTING IN FINGERS IN BLOOM/ROOM #7

I am so lucky to be performing with Cloud 9 - a project dear to my heart, that reflects the artful histories and talents of fellow dance interpreters and choreographers. Cloud 9 features the work of Lina Cruz and DA Hoskins performed by Louise B├ędard, Karen Kaeja, Larry Hahn, Claudia Moore, Robert Regala and Phillipe Noireaut. Cloud 9 will be performed in tandem with Kaeja every two nights from May 9-20!

For tickets, click HERE.

CRAVE/DEFIANT will be performed in tandem with Cloud 9 every two nights from  May 9-20!
KAEJA ABROAD
YOKOHOMA BALLET INTENSIVE

For a week, Allen and I taught many classes and performed a duet with brilliant and very focused students. I gave lectures/slide shows about my life which was a revealing journey to put together! We are honoured to have had that time together in Japan. -Karen 
TORONTO'S DANCE COMMUNITY CORNER
Wildfire by Judith Thompson's RARE Ensemble   
May 2 (Young Centre for the Performing Arts) 

Wildfire, a new play by Judith Thompson with the RARE ensemble, explores the boundaries of love for people with visible differences, and the ways in which they struggle with societal judgement.

Allen and I had the pleasure of choreographing for the amazing cast of
Wildfire.
 
For tickets, click HERE.



I'm having the pleasure of mentoring this brilliant artist - Roshanak Jaberi. And, she is holding auditions to add to her dancer team!
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