Serena Lopez

Regional Reporter 2021/22 Ontario

Serena Lopez is a Toronto-based journalist that enjoys covering topics in arts and culture, politics and race. She always strives to amplify under-represented voices in her work and enjoys trying new things. When she’s not writing, you can find her drinking iced coffee, watching movies and reading books from her endless TBR list.

Lopez is part of The Dance Current’s 2021/22 Regional Reporter Program, covering Ontario. 

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Serena Lopez

Dance Immersion Celebrates 30 Years

Toronto dance company’s focus on supporting dance from the African diaspora will continue with new leadership


A Q & A: Santee Smith Discusses Talking Earth

Santee Smith’s Talking Earth looks at the interplay between intactness and brokenness


Enemy Lines Is a Powerful Reflection on the Effects of State Violence

Choreographer Mayumi Lashbrook delivers an engaging piece exploring the impact of Japanese internment camps from her great-grandmother’s perspective


The International Annual Blacks in Dance Conference and Festival

Hosted in Toronto, this year's event highlights the histories and futures of Black dance forms


Behind The Scenes With Indigenous Enterprise at Fall for Dance North 2022

The dance troupe aims to amplify narratives of Indigenous identity through dance and storytelling

Article Video

What Mindfulness Can Teach Us About Performance

With video by Jaimie Nackan

Article Feature : Video

Sandra Laronde and Aria Evans Awarded 2021 Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes

The Johanna Metcalf Foundation recognizes Ontario artists for creating a positive impact within the arts


Beloved Toronto Dance Class Collective GMD Closes After 12 Years

Dance artists and teachers reflect on the collective’s impact


CoMotion Festival Set to Be Biggest Disability Arts Festival in North America

The festival is an opportunity to promote a different way of looking at access


CanAsian Dance Festival Celebrates 25 Years With a Virtual Multi-Week Event

The works featured in this year’s festival dissect multiple layers of Asian identity


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s No-Review Policy Questions the Role of Art Criticism

Clayton Lee, The Rhubarb Festival’s director, said the policy challenges the industry to rethink how to archive the arts for future generations


New dance Immersion Documentary Highlights the Benefit of Centring History in Dance Education

“It's important for all dance forms to talk about the history and the whys and not just do it,” said Suzan Richards, owner of The Cultural Arts Studio in Ottawa


Abhinayam Dance Network’s Annual Nadanam Festival Returns Virtually

After the festival’s pandemic hiatus, presenting digitally now allows international artists to participate


Canada’s National Ballet School Expands LEAD Program to Halifax and Winnipeg

The program is a free three-day workshop for women-identifying, genderqueer and Two-Spirit people that aims to teach leadership skills