Lydia Zimmer is a graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts (’07) and The Boston Conservatory (B.F.A. ‘11). Since returning to her home city of Halifax, Lydia has created several works supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Arts NS. These include Bonne Nuit (2016), presented through Live Art Dance; Embankment, commissioned (2017) and remounted (2021) by Votive Dance; Sonderlings (2018), commissioned by Nostos Dance Collectives, and Sonderling (2019), a solo presented by Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal. Lydia completed a dance residency at Nes Artist Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland (2017), and a choreographic residency in Sofia, Bulgaria at the Derida Dance Centre (2018). She additionally attended Banff's Creative Gesture: Collective Composition for Music and Dance (2019). Lydia was commissioned by Mocean Dance to create a new work that will premiere in the Spring of 2022 for their 20th season anniversary in a program shared with Syreeta Hector, and recently premiered a solo, EXTREMOPHILE, for Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal. Additionally, Lydia completed a Dance Artist in Residency in December 2021 at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, which will lead to the premiere of a new work in the Spring of 2023. She currently works for Mocean Dance, Kinetic Studio, and Rebecca Lazier.
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