Join our Board
The Dusk Dances Board of Directors, based in Toronto, is a fiduciary and advisory body. The Board approves developments in the growth of the Dusk Dances concept as well as providing the checks and balances for the financial operations of the organization. We have made great efforts to diversify our revenue as Dusk Dances continues to grow, and since 2012, the Board has taken a lead role in developing new fundraising strategies.
Contact us for further details about all of the opportunities to join the Dusk Dances' team.
Email: info (@) duskdances.ca
CURRENT Board OF dIRECTORS
Jennifer Bennett Darbyshire
Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director/Administrative Manager, The National Ballet of Canada
Date of Election: March 9, 2017
"Before I began my career as a performing arts administrator, I remember attending a Dusk Dances performance one summer's eve. I remember sitting in the grass, chatting with other attendees, and getting swept up in the magic of the artists dancing into the twilight. It gives me such pleasure to return to this organisation to support Sylvie's vision. I believe that the arts hold such a vital place in our communities and love that Dusk Dances is bringing communities together to share high quality contemporary and traditional dance in public parks."
Artistic Producer, Canada Dance Festival
Date of Election: March 26, 2005
Retired, Civil Servant
Date of Election: May 24, 2016
"I am very proud to be part of this organization which brings such beauty and artistic excellence to our communities and our friends and family. Living near Withrow Park, I have been a long-time fan of Dusk Dances and look forward to the wonderful performances in the years ahead. Organizations like Dusk Dances contribute to the health of our communities and make them wonderful places to live."
Executive Producer, The Nature of Things, CBC Television
Date of Election: May 13, 2013
"I love the idea of bringing dance to the public, which Dusk Dances does so beautifully with its magical evenings in the park. It's very rewarding to watch toddlers, grannies and hipsters all enjoying the music and the movement. I live near Withrow Park, the "home park" of Dusk Dances, and, as a board member, am proud to support this friendly and artistic event that draws people from across the city."
Membership & Community Manager, Imagine Canada
Date of Election: March 9, 2017
"After spending three seasons on the production team, I have incredible admiration for Dusk Dances as an arts presenter, an innovator within the Canadian dance milieu, and as a community catalyst. Every year, high quality performances collide with an accessible production model to create a truly magical event. The diversity of audience members, volunteers, and artists involved make me so proud to support this festival—a celebration of art and community."
Retired, Ontario Public Servant
Date of Election: April 1, 2019
“I have always enjoyed dance so I am honoured and thrilled to be asked to join the board of Dusk Dances! I am drawn to Dusk Dances’ mission of making dance more accessible to the community, and more inclusive and diverse in its programming. Bringing dance to parks is a wonderful way of animating public space.”