Jessie Garon || Artistic Director
Jessie Garon is a contemporary dance artist who grew up on a family cattle and crop farm in Alberta. She is a graduate of the Edmonton School of Ballet and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Now based in Toronto, her work explores connectivity, and resilience through physical rigor and real-time decision making by the performer, utilizing the body as the primary medium. She views movement as a love letter to the physical laws and emotional experiences that unite us all and the mystery of human connection.
As a performer, she has had the pleasure of working with artists including Brandy Leary/Anandam Dance Theatre, Jennifer Dallas/Kemi Contemporary Dance Projects, Serge Bennathan, Lemi Ponifasio/MAU (New Zealand), and Danielle Agami/Ate9 Dance Company (USA), among others.
Her work as a choreographer has been shown across the country, including the Theatre Centre in Toronto, the Pumphouse Theatre in Calgary and Édifice Wilder Espace Danse in Montreal. Garon has enjoyed branching out into movement directing theatre productions, fashion shoots, and video work and is currently choreographing a number for world champion figure skaters Kurt Browning and Katelyn Osmond.
With Vazari she seeks to bring new people to dance through creating original work, seeking out new partnerships and producing events such as their annual cabaret PLUNGE.
Her journey as a choreographer and Artistic Director is currently being mentored by Gerry Trentham through his company lbs/sq”. Jessie continues to be active in her community as a member of the Intergalactic Arts Collective, Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists/East and the Choreographers Network.
Neesha Miljanovic || General Manager
Neesha’s bio coming soon!