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Teagan Ariss
Arts Education Admin Assistant &  Facilitator (Dance)

Teagan Ariss loves to dance. She is an emerging contemporary dance artist based in Tkaronto who values kindness and collaboration. She graduated from York University’s dance program in 2021. Teagan is thrilled to be an apprentice facilitator for Swallowing Clouds and Moving Stories to connect with folks throughout the city through the joy of movement!

Janaki Banting
Arts Education Manager and Facilitator (Dance)

Janaki is an interdisciplinary movement teacher, artist, and creative meditator. She is a 500 hour certified Yoga teacher, and holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University. She grew up under the big prairie sky in Calgary, AB, and trained with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and at the International School of Ballet. She has performed on stages and street corners all over the country as a dancer and a musician. She is an avid gardener and naturalist and enjoys incorporating these interests into her movement classes and everyday life.

Madie Bennett
Assistant Producer

Currently based in Halton Hills, Madie is an upcoming apprentice stage manager. Madie is a graduate of the University of Waterloo (2021), majoring in Theatre and Performance & English Literature and Rhetoric, and spent the last year (2022-2023) earning an MA in Applied Theatre at Goldsmiths, University of London in the UK.

Past Projects/Roles: Running Crew/Production Assistant: Peter Pan The Panto (Drayton Entertainment); Stage Manager: The Sinking of the S.S. Ethie AND Ed and Ed’s New B&B! (Gros Morne Theatre Festival 2022 season).

Helin Gungoren
Admin Assistant

Based in Toronto, Helin Gungoren works primarily as a stage manager with a focus on dance, festivals and events. Helin has worked with/for Citadel + Cie., Toronto Fringe Festival, STDT, Granite Motion Gallery, Wild Rabbit dance projects, and New Blue Dance. She received her BFA in Performance Production from Ryerson’s School of Performance. She has very little life outside of theatre, but in it she works in a bookstore and reads at a vastly slower rate than she manages to purchase books.

Personal tripping hazard and full time juggler

Mathilda Kane
Admin Assistant

Mathilda (She/Her) is a Toronto based Lighting Designer and Theatre Artist. Is a recent graduate of the Performance Production and Design program  at Toronto Metropolitan University. She is a first generation Canadian of Scottish, Indian, German, and Guyanese descent. And she is passionate about sustainability and accessibility in the performing arts.

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