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Yessica Rivera Belsham

Yessica Rivera Belsham is certified in Creative Facilitation, Music Care, and Zumba Latin Inspired Dance Fitness. She has been in a Tahitian/Hawaiian Performance Dance group in Sahuayo de Morelos, Michoacan, Mexico and has taught Pre-hispanic Mesoamerican drum and dance. Yessica is grounded in her Mexican heritage and Pre-Hispanic and Hispanic drumming and dancing. Yessica has…

Laura Scott

Laura Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario and has been extensively educated with the Royal Conservatory of Music for piano, voice, violin, theory, harmony, and most recently, Orff pedagogical instruction. Laura has been learning with guidance and support from Kathi Toth-Switzer, who is an Orff specialist, artist…

Jessica Irwin

Jessica is a recent graduate of York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design. She graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) specializing in Performance and Choreography. During her time at York University, she performed in Fleur De Sel, Dance Innovations Counter/Point, Terpsichore-in-progress and Beginnings & Endings. Jessica was also a member of…

Suzanne Pasternak

Suzanne has spent over 33 years collecting oral histories in the field, filming and photo documenting her subjects. Her focus has been in Eastern Ontario, Canada and the various islands in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. This work led her to create historically based folk operas, musicals, plays, 3 books, 2 documentaries and…

Daniel Chalmers

Daniel is a professional musician who is a 2009 CNIB Book Award Recipient for his caring, supportive, and sensitive attitude toward people with disabilities.

Karen Dolan

We are pleased Karen Dolan has joined us this season to deliver the pilot phase of MixAbilities, our new inclusive arts training program designed to help future artists and educators learn and share our inclusive arts approach.  Karen is an artist and retired high school art teacher who also worked for the Kingston Arts Council as Executive Director from 2011…

Stacey Clinton

Stacey Clinton grew up on the Murray River in New South Wales, Australia. Traveling all over the country with her family. She spent time in Europe and North America before making Kingston home. Her background is in Early Childhood Education where she worked as a homeschool tutor, operated a home daycare and hosted international students…