Our Village

Fall for Dance North is a year-round village, strengthened and supported by a bright constellation of accomplished seasonal additions. The expertise, creativity, passion and hard work of our permanent and seasonal staff, partners, collaborators, dedicated board and volunteers combine to nurture and realize festivals of astounding beauty, annually.

Permanent Staff

Executive Leadership





Associate Artists

2022 Seasonal Staff

My experience with FFDN over the course of the last few months has been incredibly enriching. My relationship with the organization began through an internship that turned into an official role as Festival Coordinator. The team welcomed me with open arms, and being surrounded by such dedicated and inspiring individuals makes the experience so much more meaningful. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to facilitate impactful and accessible artistic experiences through dance, and to be part of an organization that aligns with my personal values and passions.

- Leah Totten, Festival Coordinator

Year Round Collaborators

Web Developer/Web & Technology Team Mouth Media

Graphic Designer Eric Rochon (Brood Studios)

Publicity & Communications Murray Patterson Marketing Group

Financial Services Robert Gore and Associates


Board of Directors

Chair Valerie Wilder

Past Chair Joan Lozinski

Treasurer Gerry Hannochko
Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager), Dealing Representative - Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.

Julia Blackburn
CEO, NPower Canada

Jovana Blagotic
Chief of Staff, Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA Canada)
Jim Hwang
Chief Operating Officer, Firinne Capital

Heather Ogden
Principal Dancer, The National Ballet of Canada

Emma Sako
Senior Associate, Torys LLP

Karen Sparks
Director, Philanthropic Advisory Services BMO Private Wealth