People

Mocean is an innovative and sustainable contemporary dance company that serves audiences and artists around the world, built by Nova Scotia dance artists and their community supporters.

Artistic Leadership

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Susanne Chui

Co-Artistic Director, Dancer, Choreographer

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Sara Coffin

Co-Artistic Director, Dancer, Choreographer

Dancers and Collaborators

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For a Quartet (2016), Photo Credit: Michelle Doucette

Jacinte Armstrong

Dancer

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Douglas Cameron

Musician, Performer

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Sarah Hopkin

Dancer

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I'thandi Munro

Dancer

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Sarah Murphy

Dancer, Rehearsal Assistant

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Sarah Prosper

Choreographer, Dancer

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Woman dressed in red looks forward with strong gaze and soft embracing arms, her name is Julie Robert.

Julie Robert

Dancer

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Stealing Fire (2016), Photo Credit: Michelle Doucette

Gillian Seaward-Boone

Dancer, Rehearsal Director

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Anastasia Wiebe

Dancer

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Lydia Zimmer

Choreographer, Dancer

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Benoit Whitehead Gravel

Technical Director, Lighting Designer

Administration

The Co-Artistic Directors handle the management of the company with the support of Communications and Production Assistant, Sam Penner.
Tour Development Assistance is provided by Gillian Reid, FELiX Productions.

Board of Directors

Mocean Dance Society’s Board of Directors provide advice, governance, and support to the organization. The board advises on strategies for maintaining long-term sustainability and growth, as well as facilitating revenue development initiatives.

Mocean Dance thanks our wonderful board members, past and present!

Current Board Members

Pam Scott Crace – Chair
Charles Baxter – Treasurer/Secretary
Margaret Armour
Ewa Jachimowicz
Andrea Smillie
Sansom Marchand

Past Company Dancers

Rhonda Baker
Carolle Crooks Fernando
Melanie Ferro
Sara Harrigan
Kate Houston
Tania Jean
Ruth-Ellen Kroll Jackson
Lukas Malkowski
Alicia Orr
Lisa Phinney Langley
Sarah Rozee
Georgia Skinner
Darryl Tracy
Elise Vanderborght
Naishi Wang

 

Co-Founders

Mocean Founders

Mocean Co-Founders (2003), Photo Credit: Holly Crooks

                                            Carolle Crooks Fernando

                                            Sara Harrigan

                                            Alicia Orr

                                            Lisa Phinney Langley

                                            Sarah Rozee