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Syreeta

Hector

 

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Syreeta Hector 

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, 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. The condensed version of the piece was also performed at the Citadel Dance Mix. In 2019, “Black Ballerina” was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award. Most recently, the full length performance was successfully live streamed under the direction of Barbara Willis Sweete and will be rebroadcast in the spring of 2021.

Syreeta has taken part in the Creative Encounters Residency Program at ProArteDanza and is part of the Choreographer in Residence with Toronto Dance Theatre’s Pilot Projects. She is part of the Creative Incubator Program at the Citadel + Compagnie, and is currently one of the Luminato Artist's in Residence for the 2020- 2021 season.

“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)

 
 
 
 
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