Dimitra Chronopoulos enjoys working with others to create value and beauty, in objects and experiences. As a freelance editor, she contributes to the production of everything from textbooks and teaching plans to websites and novels. Her clients include museums, non-profit organizations, and fellow editors. As a volunteer teacher and program director at her church, she attempts to inform and inspire through actions as much as words. Her commitment to volunteering includes five years as a narrator and technician in the recording studio of the CNIB and two years as program chair of the Toronto branch of Editors Canada. Chronopoulos is excited to be back with Dusk Dances for a third summer.
Production Manager, touring
Yehuda Fisher is excited to be touring with Dusk Dances! A Toronto-based technician designer, and photographer, who has had the pleasure of studying with fantastic teachers from all parts of the industry. He's worked as a TD for numerous theatre companies, including Solar Stage, Panfish, Bay St Players, and the Wychwood Theatre. Previous Toronto design credits include: Forbidden (Tapestry Opera), Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar (JDP), Into the Woods (Encore), The 10th InspiraTO Festival, more dance shows than he can count, and over a dozen TYA productions.
Stage Manager, Withrow Park & touring
Melanie is a Toronto-based stage manager and works regularly in both English and French. She graduated with honours from the Ryerson Theatre School’s Performance Production program and completed a stage management short course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Most recently, Hall completed her fifth season at Théâtre français de Toronto where she is a surtitle producer and operator as well as a stage manager. In addition to her experience in theatre, dance, and opera, Hall was on the stage management teams for the ceremonies at the 2017 Invictus Games and the 2015 PanAm and ParapanAm Games.
Production Manager, Withrow Park
Heather Kilner is a freelance production manager/technical director who works primarily with outdoor festivals and events. She has worked with many different organizations including Pride Toronto, Indigenous Arts Festival, Nuit Blanche and most recently the Toronto Fringe Patio. Heather is delighted to be joining Dusk Dances at Withrow Park.
Dusk Dances Volunteer coordinator, Withrow Park & touring
Kathleen was born and raised in Ottawa, ON, where she trained at the Canadian School of Dance for 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ryerson University’s Performance Dance Program. Most recently, Kathleen was fortunate to be selected as one of the 2018/2019 Peggy Baker Dance Projects RBC Emerging Artists, where she worked closely with Peggy and her artists for the creation of her recent work, Who we are in the dark. She is also involved in the Dancing with Parkinson’s organization where she volunteers and teaches classes to students with PD.
Throughout her dance career, Kathleen has had the honour of working and performing with various companies and choreographers, including Sylvie Bouchard’s BoucharDanse. She was fortunate enough to be involved in Dusk Dances Festival 2017 as a performer, where she toured across Ontario and Québec. Kathleen is thrilled to continue working for this incredible festival as she experiences Dusk Dances 2019 through a new lense as Volunteer Coordinator.
Lighting Designer, Withrow Park
Jareth is a lighting designer based in Toronto, and happy to be back for another season in Withrow with Dusk Dances. Select lighting designs include: Black Boys (Buddies In Bad Times + Canada Tour); Prairie Nurse (Factory); Risky Phil (YPT); Punk Rock, Lemons..., The Glass Menagerie (The Howland Company); Chautauqua (Pearle Harbour Presents); Crazy For You (Port Hope Capitol Theatre); Mourning Dove (Sudbury Theatre Centre).
He has also spent six seasons as an assistant lighting designer at the Stratford Festival, and five seasons at the Canadian Opera Company. Jareth has also had the opportunity to tour across North America with companies such as Menaka Thakkar Dance and Just For Laughs. Jareth is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.