Amanda Acorn - Company Dancer
Amanda Acorn is a Toronto based performer, choreographer and teacher. A company artist with Dancemakers since 2010, she has collaborated and performed in Adaptation Project, loveloss, and Hi-Fi: Rumschspringe. Independently, she has performed and developed works with Susie Burpee, Helen Husak, Lady Janitor, Keaja d’Dance, Andrea Spaziani, Heidi Strauss and Cara Spooner among others. Her solo works, you/me/us (prologue) and multiform have been presented in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary. She has created in residence at Hub14 and Dancemakers in Toronto and Earthdance (USA). Passionate about advocating for the status of the artist, she is the co-founder of the grass roots organization, the Toronto Dance Community Love-In and is a member of the board of directors for the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists - Ontario Chapter. She is a graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre's Professional Training Program and has participated in professional development projects in Vienna, Amsterdam, Berlin and Genoa, Italy.