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What's In Your Dancebag?

Photo courtesy of Crista Aguinaldo
What's In Your Dancebag?

Crista Aguinaldo

Co-founder, Hataw Performing Arts

Photo courtesy of Lisa Emmons
What's In Your Dancebag?

Lisa Emmons

Co-artistic director, Form Contemporary Dance Theatre

What's In Your Dancebag?

Atri Nundy

Principal dancer, Sampradaya Dance Creations

What's In Your Dancebag?

Melissa Tuplin

Calgary-based artist Melissa Tuplin admits to being an overpacker, a believer in the bullet list system, and a triple-clothing-layer kind of dancer.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Michael Caldwell

Michael Caldwell, choreographer, dancer and artistic producer of Fall for Dance North in Toronto.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Kiera Hill

As a dancer with Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, the contents of Kiera Hill’s dancebag reflect the touring lifestyle of her internationally focused company.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Jessica Jone

Artistic director of the Lorita Leung Dance Company and principal of the Lorita Leung Dance Academy in Vancouver, Jone packs her dancebag with things to help her get through her busy day teaching and performing Chinese dance

What's In Your Dancebag?

Neema Bickersteth

Soprano Neema Bickersteth, creator and performer of Century Song, has a dancebag full of items to help her with her ambitious one-woman performance.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Jackie Latendresse

Jackie Latendresse of Free Flow Dance, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has a dancebag full of items that reflect her company’s twenty years of creating dance in the Prairies

What's In Your Dancebag?

Simon "Klassic" Xavier

Simon “Klassic” Xavier is a popper who dances and teaches at Ottawa’s Flava Factory. He is also the dance coordinator for the House of PainT competition. We asked him what he keeps in his bag for competition weekends.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Lucy Rupert

Lucy Rupert is a dancer/choreographer in Toronto. As a metaphor, her dancebag is a test to her busy life: if the bag is too full it likely has things she doesn’t need or possibly her schedule is just too out of control. See what staples she’s sure to always have with her.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Flamenco Dance School Student Linda Palmer

Linda Palmer is sixty-four and has been dancing flamenco for ten years. “It keeps the brain active! I love everything: the rhythms, the costumes, the physicality, the camaraderie.”

What's In Your Dancebag?

Jennifer Nichols

“TheraBands, for foot-strengthening exercises when I’m working with synchro teams,” says Nichols who founded a conditioning method based on ballet.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Moe Brody, Co-Owner of Harbour Dance Centre

“One kneepad. I can never find two and I always seem to only need one,” says Moe Brody, Co-Owner of Harbour Dance Centre, of the things that make up her dancebag.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Molly Johnson

“Food. Running late for Graham class one day, I had to hide a piece of toast under my leg and surreptitiously shove it into my mouth while doing bounces,” says Molly Johnson, of things she needs in her dancebag.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Duygu Basmaci

“Anti-slip socks. Originally designed for yoga, but they are perfectly comfortable for modern and improvisation classes,” says Duygu Basmaci, student at Ballet Espressivo and creative director of Vivid Design in Toronto.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Jen Loane Briand

“Giving dancers (especially those who don’t communicate with speech) the ability to make their own music is a special kind of magic,” says Jen Loane Briand, of Halifax Dance, of her dancebag instruments.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Jade Jager Clark

“Full surround sound and free range of motion while I work out choreography,” says Jager Clark of her Beats wireless headphones, a dancebag essential.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Anh Nguyen

“The funner the snack, the better the dancing,” says Anh Nguyen, artistic director of HNM Dance Company, of his dancebag-fuel.

What's In Your Dancebag?

Asha Marshall

“Life is a stage! I have a feeling that I exude more confidence when I’m feeling pretty, put together and polished,” says Edmonton’s Asha Marshall, teacher and founder of the Love Your Movement Corporation and Pique Dance Centre faculty member.

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