Artistic Director

Jessie Garon

Jessie Garon

Creative Director

Jessie Garon grew up on a cattle farm outside of Edmonton. Her grandparents are farmers and parents an engineer and an entrepreneur. This childhood instilled in her a love of creative problem solving and a drive to make something new. At twelve years old she moved to the city, there becoming a graduate of The Edmonton School of Ballet, and later to Toronto where she graduated from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.

In 2013, she interned with Danielle Agami’s Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY where she studied the Gaga movement language daily. These philosophies continue to play an integral role in her doctrine and work. As a performer, she has worked with Anandam Dance Theatre, Jennifer Dallas/Kemi Contemporary Dance Projects, Lemi Ponifasio/MAU (New Zealand), Little Pear Garden Collective, and Serge Bennathan, among others.

In 2014, Garon co-founded the multidisciplinary company ‘Vazari Dance Projects’ (Vazari) with Anastasia Shivrina. With Vazari she has since choreographed the works, #Hangman (co-creation with Anastasia Shivrina, 2014), [decoherence] (2015) and AS A BODY (2015). Her work with Vazari has been presented across Canada and garnered residency’s at The Winchester Street Theatre (Toronto), Dance Alberta (Edmonton), The Centre for Movement Arts (Calgary), and The Wilder Building (Montreal).

Jessie Garon

Jessie Garon

Creative Director

Jessie Garon grew up on a cattle farm outside of Edmonton. Her grandparents are farmers and parents an engineer and an entrepreneur. This childhood instilled in her a love of creative problem solving and a drive to make something new. At twelve years old she moved to the city, there becoming a graduate of The Edmonton School of Ballet, and later to Toronto where she graduated from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.

In 2013, she interned with Danielle Agami’s Ate9 dANCE cOMPANY where she studied the Gaga movement language daily. These philosophies continue to play an integral role in her doctrine and work. As a performer, she has worked with Anandam Dance Theatre, Jennifer Dallas/Kemi Contemporary Dance Projects, Lemi Ponifasio/MAU (New Zealand), Little Pear Garden Collective, and Serge Bennathan, among others.

In 2014, Garon co-founded the multidisciplinary company ‘Vazari Dance Projects’ (Vazari) with Anastasia Shivrina. With Vazari she has since choreographed the works, #Hangman (co-creation with Anastasia Shivrina, 2014), [decoherence] (2015) and AS A BODY (2015). Her work with Vazari has been presented across Canada and garnered residency’s at The Winchester Street Theatre (Toronto), Dance Alberta (Edmonton), The Centre for Movement Arts (Calgary), and The Wilder Building (Montreal).