Syreeta Hector is a dance artist and educator in Toronto, Ontario. As a highly accomplished performer, Syreeta has worked for internationally recognized companies like Adelheid Dance Projects, Danny Grossman Dance Company, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Political Movement, and Toronto Dance Theatre. She is a proud graduate of The National Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and has achieved her Master of Arts in Dance Studies from York University.
Her work called “Black Ballerina” focuses on the dualities within ones identity, along with Syreeta’s blackness and indigeneity in relationship to classical ballet. This short work in progress solo gained recognition at the SummerWorks Festival in 2019 and won the Stratford Festival Lab Award for Research and Creation. In 2019, “Black Ballerina” was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award and is currently being performed internationally.
Syreeta has taken part in the Creative Encounters Residency Program at ProArteDanza and was part of the Choreographer in Residence with Toronto Dance Theatre’s Pilot Projects as well as one of the Luminato Artist's in Residence for the 2020- 2021 season. She is an Artist In Residence through the Creative Incubator Program at the Citadel + Compagnie.
“Hector is a deft visual storyteller.”-(Mooney on Theatre)
“There is no questioning the necessity for Hector’s work in the sphere of dance today.” -(The Dance Current)
Work by Shannon Litzenberger Photo by Lyon Photos