2019 Spring Contemporary Workshop

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Faculty Bios

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Lisa is a versatile performer, teacher and choreographer in contemporary and urban dance. She received her training in her hometown of Vancouver, Canada and abroad in Belgium, France, Italy and Israel. Lisa has trained in R.A.D. ballet, modern, contemporary, tap, hip hop, jazz, circus arts, and aerial dance. She has taught at several studios in Vancouver as well as Ontario, and has taught master classes and adjudicated across Canada. Her competitive choreography has received several awards and accolades at festivals and competitions throughout the country. Lisa has taught at several professional training programs in Vancouver including Modus Operandi, Scholarship Dance Vancouver, Industry Training Program, The Source Dance Company, and ITP at Harbour Dance. Lisa shares co-artistic directorship of Company 605 with Josh Martin, a contemporary dance company in Vancouver, creating original works through collaborative processes with artists in dance and other disciplines. The company tours regularly through Canada and Internationally, with recent performances in New York, Central America, and Europe. This season, Lisa and Josh will create a commissioned work for Ballet BC. Lisa has performed in works by choreographers including Dana Gingras, Justine Chambers, Amber Funk Barton, Vanessa Goodman, Martha Carter, and was a member of Aeriosa (Julia Taffe) for six years, broadening her practice to include vertical contemporary dance in rock climbing systems on urban building walls and mountains. Lisa is the recipient of the 2015 Vancouver International Dance Festival Choreographic Award.

Lisa Gelley


Renee Sigouin was born and raised in Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver in 2008, where she studied at post-secondary contemporary dance program Modus Operandi under the mentorship of Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond. Since graduating from the program in 2012 she has performed locally, nationally and internationally in works by Vancouver based companies and choreographers Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Company 605, Wen Wei Dance, Mascall Dance, Kinesis Dance Somatheatro, EDAM, Constance Cooke and Emmalena Fredriksson. She joined Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot as apprentice in 2018 and is now dancing as a current member of the company. She is also performing with Out Innerspace Dance Theatre. Renee has been on the faculty of Dance Co's contemporary and ballet programs since 2010. She looks forward to seeing you all at the workshop!

Renee Sigouin

Date & Location

Monday, March 25th - Friday, March 29th at Dance Co Fraser


1. Email your completed registration form to info@danceco.com

2. In-person at either studio:

154-4189 Yew Street, Vancouver BC V6L 0B4 (Nanton & Yew Street)

5780 Fraser Street, Vancouver BC V5W 2Z5


Classes running 10am-3pm

with a lunch break



Tuition: $450 + tax