Michael Caldwell is a Toronto-based choreographer/performer/teacher. A graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, he has interpreted roles for many of Canada's esteemed dance creators and companies, including Peggy Baker, Sylvie Bouchard, Danny Grossman, Guillaume Côté, Maxine Heppner, Sasha Ivanochko, James Kudelka, Louis Laberge-Côté, Tedd Robinson, William Yong, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, CORPUS, Dusk Dances, Kaeja d’Dance and Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, among others, and has performed across Canada and the United States, in Europe, Asia, and Australia. His choreography works include: Ash Unravel, an acclaimed solo based on his journey to Vietnam, The Horologium, a whimsical group piece created for Dusk Dances, Boogie Back, a community work for non-dancers in Porch View Dances, and Mary, a dynamic solo for Stéphanie Tremblay Abubo. Michael currently sits on the board of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, is the treasurer for the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists – Ontario Chapter.
Jolyane Langlois decided to pursue a dance career while watching Paul-André Fortier perform Solo 30x30 in 2006. She started her dance training in Montréal at L’UQAM and graduated from The School of Toronto Dance Theater in May 2012. She worked with Allison Cummings and Deborah Pearson for The Queen West Project (2012) and is a member of Social Growl Dance, a young company under the artistic direction of Riley Sims. She performed at the Canadian Dance Festival in June 2013 for Eroca Nicols in DIMBY and is working with multidisciplinary artist Thom Sokoloski. This fall, Jolyane will be dancing for Dancemakers in Night Shift, for Jillian Peever in Danceworks and will be performing Feet in the air, Head on the ground for CORPUS. Jolyane is a curious, risk-taking and passionate dance artist interested in performance art and the use of non-conventionnal spaces and urban landscapes.
Anika Johnson received a BFA in acting from Ryerson Theatre School, and has spent seasons at the Stratford Festival, Huron Country Playhouse, Mercury Theatre, and Salon Theatre. She has worked with Corpus since 2008 and toured with them to over 15 countries; when at home in Toronto, she writes musicals with Barbara Johnston (their work has been presented by Summerworks and Stratford's Springworks Festival) and is a proud member of 'Wannabe: The Spice Girls Tribute Band'
A native of Tirana, Albania, Indrit moved to Toronto, Canada in his early teens. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Indrit has worked as an actor, director, producer, writer, choreographer and dancer. He has had the pleasure to be performing and touring (Europe, Israel, Asia, Canada) with the multiple award-winning CORPUS since. Selected acting credits: Canadian Premiere of Other People by Christopher Shinn (Young Centre for Performing Arts); Still life (lemonTree/Summerworks 2011); The traveling salesman and his magical suitcase of desires (Zanni Arte/Best of Fringe 2011); Boys in the band (Buddies in Bad Times), The red Devil (lemonTree/ Outstanding Ensemble NOW Magazine). Indrit is the Artistic Producer for lemonTree creations (Toronto).
Since graduating from Ryerson University's Theatre Acting Program, Matt has worked for various theatre companies across Ontario, acting in plays ranging from Shakespeare to new contemporary works. In addition to writing and producing his own plays, Matt also has been a guest artist acting teacher for a number of performing arts highschools. Matt has been touring with CORPUS since 2011.
Emily Poirier is a Toronto-based dancer, teacher and choreographer.
Born and raised in London, Ontario, she trained under the direction of Jennifer Swan as a member of Children’s Dance Project and is a graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She is a regular guest teacher and choreographer in London, as well as with Scarborough Musical Theatre and most recently Toronto Youth Theatre. With CORPUS since 2009, Emily has performed numerous works in festivals throughout North America, Europe and Asia as well as appearing in the 2011 world premiere of Machina Nuptialis.
Continuing to work as an independent artist, in Fall, 2012, Emily began her pursuit of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. She is attending classes at York University as a part of their affiliated program with The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.
Takako trained in traditional arts and contemporary Japanese movement styles in Kochi (youth), Nippon Sports Science University (Tokyo) and London contemporary dance school. Her awards include the All Japan Kobe Dance Festival Award in 1994, 1998 and in 2005 recognized at the Stuttgart International Solo Dance Festival. From 1999 to 2006 Takako danced with leading companies in Europe. In Canada Takako worked with Maxine Heppner, Xing dance theatre, Cube3, H Miyamoto and joined summer tour with CORPUS in 2011.
Raised by effervescent Danish parents, Ingrid loves creating communities out of groups of strangers. She is the Co-Artistic Director of SNAFU Dance Theatre Society. SNAFU has toured Little Orange Man to Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria, and Vancouver, winning seven different awards including Most Outstanding Overall Production in Ottawa and Montreal. SNAFU also performs in fields, washrooms, warehouses, public parks, bike trails, schools and prisons. Besides playing with her food, Ingrid trained in puppetry with Fraggle Rock/Sesame Street puppeteer Tim Gosley. Ingrid worked for forty episodes as a lead puppeteer and voice actor on the children’s television series show Tiga Talk! on APTN. With SNAFU, Ingrid has created and performed original work at events curated by Suddenly Dance, The Belfry Theatre, the SummerWorks Festival, ITSAZOO Productions, The Great Canadian Theatre Centre, The Vancouver Fringe, The Centaur Theatre, The University of Victoria, The University of British Columbia, and the PUSH Festival. Ingrid has been performing with CORPUS since 2015.
Kaitlin Torrance is a Toronto based dancer, singer and actor. She has a BFA in dance from Ryerson University, where she trained with choreographers Vicki St. Denys, Roberto Campanella, Robert Glumbek, Darryl Tracy, and Malgorzata Nowacka. Since graduating she continued to expand her artistic practise through training across North America and in Europe, having the privilege of working with such artists as Sidra Bell(NYC), Daniele Desnoyers(QC), Helene Blackburn(QC) Adam Barruch(NYC) and Kathleen Hermesdorff(CA). In Toronto she has performed the works of Karen Kaeja (Stable Dances 2008) Lacey Smith (Flux 2010) and Siona Jackson (Time 2011). She danced for Typecast Dance Company in Laserblade (2009) Synthetica (2010) and in Missed Connections (2011). Since 2012 she has been touring across Canada, Europe and Asia with CORPUS in Les Moutons, A Flock of Flyers and Camping Royale. Kaitlin is also a member of Afro Brazilian dance company the Dance Migration, appearing first at Toronto’s Luminato Festival in 2008, and in the years following in works Terra Brasil (2009) Os Elementos (2011) and Faces of Samba (2013) as well as touring to Ecuador, the US and Europe. Kaitlin also has found ways to marry her passion for art and social justice by choreographing dance installations at events for Project:Humanity, a Toronto collective of dance and theatre artists devoted to using art as a vehicle for social change.
Rob Feetham is a Humber trained actor and performer. He has a passion for improv., dance and clown. In 2012 he had the opportunity to study under the world renown clown instructor Philippe Gaulier. Rob is very excited to be touring with Corpus again. Selected credits include: The Last Seven Steps of Bartholomew S. (Bata Shoe Museum). The Other Houdini a one man show created and performed by Rob (In the Soil Arts Festival). Rob also works closely with Fixt Point and there Tale of a Town Project (London, PEI). Italian Mime Suicide / Shostakovich or 3 Days in Red (Bad New Days performing arts). STRUTT wearable art show St. Catharines (Suit Case in Point). Rob has also just began a new solo project about the first two years of a persons life (working title Years 1 and 2).
Matthew Finlan is a passionate multidiscipline performer with: theatre, dance and vocal training. Originally from Peterborough ON, Matthew moved to Toronto to seriously peruse a career in the performing arts. Finlan is a graduate of the George Brown Theatre School, his favorite GBTS credits include: Peer in Peer Gynt, Mortimer in Mary Stuart, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Leonardo in Munsched. Matthew has been accepted into The Factory Theatre’s 2015/16 emerging artist’s mentorship program. Later this year Finlan will be work-shopping a movement based production of Our Town with Allyson McMackon and Theatre Rusticle. Matthew has been a long time admirer of Corpus and is elated to join their epically creative and devoted team.
Born in Mirow, Germany, Carolin Lindner graduated from the Theakademie Berlin in 2009 with a degree in Theatre Pedagogics. She works as a freelance theatre teacher and artist. She has led theatre educational projects for youth in Germany (Kulturkosmos), Canada (Goethe-Institut), Cambodia (Corpus) and Mexico. Carolin also works as an artistic director and programmer for international theatre festivals in Germany: “at.tension” 2009-2011, “fusion” 2008-2011, “Theaterfest der Freundschaft“ 2010 and for a national theatre youth contest -2010. In 2008 Carolin initiated an annual theatre camp in Germany for youth at-risk and a theatre workshop with seniors, culminating in a performance which won the 2nd prize at the Berlin Kreuzberg contest. She co-founded the performance group “Nica productions” in 2009 with which she created several performances including “Las orejones” (2009) and “Camping Royal” (2010) which she later produced with Corpus. In Toronto she was the project co-ordinator for the exhibition “Märchenwelten/fairytale worlds” at the Goethe Institut.
Linnea Swan has had the pleasure of working with many of Canada’s esteemed dance/theatre companies and artists in a career spanning twenty years. A recent highlight was Road Trip - the duet she co-created and performed with Susie Burpee, for which they received the 2013 Dora Award for Outstanding Performance in Dance. Also a prolific filmmaker, she has created dance films, a feature length documentary, two web series, and is passionately devoted to performance documentation. Linnea is the 2015 recipient of The K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Dance. www.vimeo.com/linneaswan