Dancing Forward

With a goal of raising $1 million, Dancing Forward is a campaign to honour the festival’s 10th Anniversary, to celebrate departing Artistic Director Ilter Ibrahimof’s legacy, and to welcome the company’s next leadership

By joining the Dancing Forward Circle you will:

Dancing Forward is launching with a leading gift by 10th Anniversary Season Sponsors, Joan Lozinski, O.C. and Jerry Lozinski, O.C. 

It has been my honour and privilege to lead and grow FFDN across its first decade. I am a tremendous believer in the potential of what’s next. The festival was built around artists who see the world in new ways, which allows us to see in new ways, too. I look forward - with great anticipation - to where new leadership will take FFDN in the future.

Founding Artistic Director
Ilter Ibrahimof



When Jerry and I first stepped forward to become involved with FFDN, we were filled with both enthusiasm and excitement. The festival was a unique way to discover and support new artists, while also investing in expanding audiences for organizations we already loved. Ilter’s vision for what a dance festival can be has brought us much joy and satisfaction. It is gratifying to see the opportunities the festival has created for dance artists, both emerging and established, over the last 10 years. We see the tremendous impact of FFDN and have proudly committed to leading the Dancing Forward Campaign because we know FFDN’s continued potential will benefit many in the years ahead. We hope everyone who loves FFDN will join us.

Joan Lozinski, O.C.




If you are interested in joining the Dancing Forward Circle,
please contact the FFDN Advancement Department (416-699-8362):
Melissa Forstner, Director of Advancement and Philanthropy: melissa@ffdnorth.com
Felicia Myronyk, Advancement Officer; felicia@ffdnorth.com