By Nicola Pantin and Friends

Witness movement, instinct and rhythm colliding in this mixed dance program. Highly acclaimed choreographers Nicola Pantin, Lina Jimenez and Martha Hart share their artistic voices and present incredible dance theatre works that nudge us toward a deeper humanity. There is rhythm in our bones. David Giller, Justine Gines and Christina Gordon will also make guest appearances.

Young dancers from Evelyn Hart's Conservatory and Kitchener's In.Motion will join these professional dancers.








Nicola Pantin
Dancer Choreographer

Nicola is an independent dancer, choreographer and dance instructor. As a performer, she has worked with numerous companies/choreographers. (Selected: Bill T Jones, Gabby Kamino, Corpus, Robert Desrosiers, Jenn Goodwin, Stratford) Theatre and Musical Theatre have played a major role in Nicola's career as a choreographer. (Selected: Stratford Festival, YPT, TNB, Charlottetown festival, Expect Theatre, Sheridan, George Brown, Shanghai Theatre Academy) Nicola has received two Dora awards for outstanding choreography and several nominations. Nicola looks forward to the next phase in her immersive theatre choreography on Brantwood and Hogtown as well as an upcoming collaboration with Shanghai and Sheridan.

Adam Nashman
Producer/ Lighting Designer/ 

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David Giller  

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​Lina Jiménez
Dancer Choreographer

Lina Jiménez is the Co-Artistic Director of Healing Through Dance, a contemporary dance company  dedicated to providing awareness and generating positive action on social and health issues via dance. Under its humanitarian outreach program, the company has since 2009 provided over 4000 underprivileged children and youth, in communities at risk, the possibility to explore, express and heal themselves through dance.
Lina received her early dance training at Bogotá’s Academia de Ballet Anna Pavlova and also attended the Bachelor of Music in Performance program at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá.
She is a graduate of The Ailey School (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) Certificate program in New York City and furthered her studies at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.
Lina has performed across Canada, and in Colombia, Europe, Mexico, Japan and the Unites States. She has appeared on stages as an independent dance artist and as an interpreter of the works of companies including OMO Dance, The Dance Migration, Judith Marcuse Dance Projects, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Newton Moraes Dance Theatre, Out of the Box Productions, Earth in Motion Indigenous Dance Company and Dzul Dance.
Lina’s commitment to creating art that brings true awareness to those that suffer is largely a result of her witnessing the brutal effects of the Colombian Civil War, a conflict which left thousands dead, millions displaced, and led to countless human rights abuses.

​Martha Hart

Martha Hart is a freelance dance artist, choreographer and teacher currently based in Toronto.  She graduated from Canada’s National Ballet School, and trained at the Palucca Schule Dresden (Germany), L’ecole Superieure du Ballet de Quebec (Montreal),  and Arts Umbrella Dance (Vancouver). After an engagement with the Dresden Semperoper Ballet in Germany, she returned to Canada and has since worked with Jennifer Mascall of Mascall Dance and Project20 in Vancouver, and Hit & Run Dance Productions, The Garage, Human Body Expression and TranscenDance Project in Toronto.  From 2015-2016 she was a member of the International Metamorphosis Dance Collective under the direction of Iratxe Ansa, touring in Mexico, Spain and Italy. Hart also has an ongoing short film project in collaboration with videographer David Phu entitled “Panic Attack”.  Instalments of the project have premiered at FORM Vancouver and New Blue Dance Toronto

School Of The Performing Arts

is a dance studio located in Kitchener-
Waterloo under the direction of Lisa Collins, and is celebrating 10 years of top notch
dance training to KW's aspiring movement artists. Programs for dancers aged from two
to adult are offered in all genres of dance where professional grade training is mixed
with competitive dance experience. This year our Youth Programs gave our dancers
the opportunity to perform at the Centre In The Square in June, as well as at

Justine Gines

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Christina Gordon

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