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

Choreographer, Dancer

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Solène Bernier

Dancer

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Kathleen Doherty

Dancer

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A woman in a black bra, pants and heels, with a green cropped sweater lunges low to the ground.

Gabrielle Greener

Choreographer, Dancer

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Meredith Kalaman

Dancer

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Carolin Mateus

Choreographer, Dancer

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I'thandi Munro

Dancer

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Sam Penner

Dancer

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Sarah Prosper

Choreographer, Dancer

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Liliona Quarmyne

Dancer

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Julie Robert

Dancer

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Lauren Runions

Dancer

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Gillian Seaward-Boone

Dancer, Rehearsal Director

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Camille-Zoé Valcourt-Synnott

Collaborator

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Ross Burns

Musician, Dancer, Collaborator

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Douglas Cameron

Musician, Performer

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India Gailey

Musician, Collaborator

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Ellen Gibling

Musician, Collaborator

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Andrew Jackson

Musician, Collaborator

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Andrew MacKelvie

Musician, Collaborator

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Nick Maclean

Musician, Collaborator

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Benoit Whitehead Gravel

Technical Director, Lighting Designer

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Lydia Zimmer

Choreographer

Administration

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Sam Penner

Communications and Administrative Associate

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Lisa Langley

Finance Associate

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
Natasha Fletcher – Treasurer/Secretary
Leah Skerry - Vice Chair
Ewa Jachimowicz
Andrea Smillie
Sansom Marchand
Patricia Sullivan

Past Company Dancers

Rhonda Baker
Carolle Crooks Fernando
Melanie Ferro
Sara Harrigan
Sarah Hopkin
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
Anastasia Wiebe
Lydia Zimmer

 

Co-Founders

Mocean Founders

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

                                            Carolle Crooks Fernando

                                            Sara Harrigan

                                            Alicia Orr

                                            Lisa Phinney Langley

                                            Sarah Rozee