ISyreeta Hector

PROFESSIONAL DANCE EXPERIENCE 

Guest Artist, Citadel and Compagnie, Toronto, ON 2019- Current

Choreographer: Jean- Pierre Perrault Foundation

Repertoire: Nuit  

 

Guest Artist, Political Movement, Toronto, ON 2018- Current 

Choreographer: Aria Evans 

Repertoire: Desiccated, In the Abyss, Toronto Concert Orchestra

 

Company Member, Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto, ON 2009- 2014

Artistic Director: Christopher House 

Choreographers: Estelle Clareton, Lina Cruz, Etienne Guilloteau, Deborah Hay, Christopher House, Robert Kingsbury, Heidi Strauss,  Natasha Torres- Garner, Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, Sook Yin-Lee

 

CHOREOGRAPHIC WORKS

Black Ballerina, WoWmen Festival, Brussels, Belgium 2020

Black Ballerina, Citadel Dance Mix, Toronto, ON 2019

Black Ballerina, SummerWorks Festival: Lab Series, Toronto, ON 2019 

Distant Histories, Dance Matters: A Woman’s Work, Toronto, ON 2018

 

AWARDS RECEIVED

RBC Creators in Residence Award, Canadian Stage 2019/2020

Stratford Festival Lab Award for Research and Creation, SummerWorks Festival, 2019 

 

TV/ FILM EXPERIENCE

Haunters The Musical (Eps 1,4, 5,7,8)- Dancer, Web Series by J. Adam  Brown / Blain Watters 2018

 

Sharing Dance Canada- Dancer, Demo Video The National Ballet School, Toronto ON 2018

 

Hold Up Bring It Down- Dancer, Music Video by Rob Stefaniuk 2016

 

Shoulders and Whispers-Dancer, Music Video by Brandon Cronenberg 2015

 

Reetis - Co-creator, Dancer, Short Film (Premiered Red Nation Film Festival) by J. Adam Brown 2014

 

Dance Speak- Co-creator, Dancer. Short Film (Premiered Kingston Film Festival) by J. Adam Brown  2014

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

York University, Toronto, ON 2017- Current

Contract Faculty 

Created Course Projects and Presentations, Evaluation of Projects, Instructed Dance for Non-Majors, Shaped Written Course Criteria

 

Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON 2015-2017

College Level Course Instructor 

Designed Testing for Ballet Examination, Developed Course Curriculum, Provided Detailed Analysis of Student Progress  

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Toronto, ON 2005-2016 

Faculty Member

Crafted Content for Children’s Dance, Developed Movement Material for Ballet and Modern, Instructed Limon Technique for Beginners, Rehearsal Direction for Sundance, Taught Royal Academy of Dance Syllabi  

Dance Collection Danse, Toronto, ON 2015-2016 

Education Coordinator

Analyzed Ontario Curriculum Requirements, Conducted Interviews, Designed Curriculum for Middle School and High School, Collaborated with Director of Collections on Devising Education Programs, Guided Docent Workshops,  Provided Evaluations of Material, Supported Marketing Strategies

 

EDUCATION

York University, Toronto, Ontario- Master of Arts, 2016

Thesis Title: The Negotiations Of Dance Practice Within The Indigenous And African American Peoples:Examining The Hybridity Of Culture Through The Lens Of Social Event And Movement 

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto, Ontario- Professional Training Program, 2009 

 

The National Ballet School, Toronto, Ontario- Teacher Training Program Graduate, 2006

 

GRANTS RECEIVED

Explore and Create Program Recipient, Canada Council for the Arts- Full Length Version Black Ballerina 2019

Creating Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nation, Inuit and Métis People Recipient, Research Creation Multi- Platform Project, Canada Council for the Arts, Halifax, NS 2018  

Explore and Create Program Recipient, Solo Research Creation, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto, ON 2017

Grants to Aboriginal Dance Professionals Recipient, Canada Council for the Arts- Gaga Independent Study, New York City, NY 2017

Grants to Aboriginal Dance Professionals Recipient, Canada Council for the Arts- Impulstanz International Dance Festival, Vienna, AT 2015

 

Aboriginal Arts Projects Recipient, Ontario Arts Council- Research Creation focused on Identity and Performance Studies, Toronto, ON 2014

 

Access and Career Development Recipient, Ontario Arts Council- Professional Development: Movement Analysis and Ballet for Contemporary Dancers, New York City, NY 2013

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS 

Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada

Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists