Black Ballerina  

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.