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Isidora Spielmann

Isidora Spielmann was educated by the National Academy of the Tailors’ Guild in Vienna and holds a diploma in graphic design from St. Lawrence College. She has been a designer, artist, teacher, and writer, working with textiles, fine clothes, costumes, ceramics, and performance. Her works have been displayed at The Riverguild in Perth and at…

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.