Creator/Performer: Syreeta Hector
Movement Dramaturg: Seika Boye
Outside Eye: J. Adam Brown
Production: Kiera Shaw
Set Design: Wes McKenzie
Music/Sound Design: Xrna
Creative Residencies: Stratford Festival, RBC Creators in Residence: Canadian Stage (Ontario), Workspacebrussels, KaaiTheater (Brussels, Belgium)
The premise for Black Ballerina began as an idea in 2017. With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council, short iterations of the work were explored at Dance Matters (2018), Summerworks Festival (2019) and the Citadel Dance Mix (2019).
During its time within the SummerWorks Lab Series, the piece won the Stratford Festival Lab Award for Research and Creation. Through the support of Workspacebrussels and the Kaaitheater in Belgium, the piece was invited to be shown WoWmen Festival in Brussels, Belgium.