Artistic Director and Co-Founder
Born in France, David Danzon came to Canada in 1985. He graduated from the York University Acting program in 1992 and has been acting professionally in TV, Film, Theatre and Dance ever since. He wrote and starred in several children TV series for Tfo and for Treehouse TV. On stage, he starred in numerous productions including the Canadian Stage Company's The Cherry Orchard, Theatre Smith-Gilmour's Dante's inferno, and Le Théâtre Français de Toronto's Le Malade Imaginaire. Mr Danzon has also performed in A Few Thousands Miles, a dance work choreographed by Serge Bennathan. He studied clown and mask with Dean Gilmour. David Danzon formed CORPUS in 1997, with artistic partner Sylvie Bouchard. With her, he has co-created and performed in all of CORPUS' repertoire, which has been presented in many festivals across Canada and around the world, to public and critical acclaim. He also co-wrote, with filmmaker Robert Deleskie, the half hour film A Day at the Office, inspired by CORPUS' stage piece Nuit Blanche, which premiered at the Moving Pictures festival and aired on both Bravo! and CBC's Opening night. David Danzon directed and starred in Jeux d'amour et de folie, presented by Théâtre Francais de Toronto, which was voted one of 2005's best artistic achievements by Eye Weekly. He was also recently a finalist for the Prix d'excellence artistique de Théâtre Action. David, co-directed the Dusk Dance festival from 1996 to 2008 with Sylvie.
Artistic Producer & Administrative Director
Isorine studied at the University of Jyvaskyla (Finland) and graduated from the University of Brest, France, where she obtained her Masters Degree in Performing Arts Management. She has since acquired international work experience in arts organizations; such as The Paris Conservatoire (France), L’École des Sables (Toubab Dialaw, Senegal), Le Centre National Chorégraphique Mathilde Monnier (France), Ausdance Queensland (Brisbane, Australia), and fFIDA-TIDF 06 (Toronto). Isorine joined CORPUS in 2006. Her major achievements with the company include the production of an Ontario Tour of 10 shopping malls - bringing art where it is least expected; the initiative of "From Slums to Stage" - offering an artistic experience to impoverished kids in Cambodia; and the production of the company’s highly successful tours to Europe, Japan and United-States. Isorine was on Théâtre Action’s board of directors between 2008 and 2010. Isorine is also involved in her second home, The Esplanade neighborhood where she founded Jamii in 2011. CORPUS and Jamii are partnering to bring arts-based & community-engaged projects and events such as Transhumance on The Esplanade and Dance on The Esplanade. Isorine's curatorial experience includes Catwalkers (supported by Ontario Arts Council), The ESP Exhibit (supported by Toronto Arts Council), to name a few.
Zoie Browne has a Bachelor’s of Urban & Regional Planning from Ryerson University and a Master’s of Public Administration from The University of Western Ontario where she completed a MRP on “The Revitalization of Social Housing: An Analysis of Mixed-Income Housing in the City of Toronto”. She has worked and/or volunteered with Social Planning Toronto, Social Housing Services Corporation (SHSC) and Toronto Community Housing on various community development projects. She is currently the Project Coordinator for Jamii and CORPUS working on various art-based community engaged projects and events in David Crombie Park on The Esplanade in downtown Toronto. Some of these events include ‘Catwalkers’ part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche and numerous outdoor movie nights. She grew up loving music and expressed this in elementary school through instruments like the violin, cello and piano. She also loved drama and during high school featured in various commercials, YTV’s ‘System Crash’ and school theatre performances.