Artistic Director 

FFDN Office

230-4936 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON

M2N 6S3



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Lily Sutherland


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Murray Paterson

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Laura Murray

Brian Paterson



1 Front St. E, Toronto, ON

Ryerson Theatre

43 Gerrard St. E, Toronto, ON

Union Station

65 Front St. W, Toronto, ON

We respectfully acknowledge the sacred land on which Fall for Dance North operates, and upon which our events and activities take place.  It has been a site of human activity for over 15,000 years and it is the traditional territory of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit, in addition to other peoples, both named and unnamed.  Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto is still home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, and on this territory.

Fall for Dance North thanks the following funding partners for their ongoing support:



We have been fortunate to attract a great deal of attention from ​the press for our first five seasons from 2015-2019. Check out our media selection below to see what the press have been saying about FFDN.

Open Studio Featured on Toronto's CTV NEWS

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Jazz dancer and choreographer Rodney Diverlus and Artistic Director Ilter Ibrahimof meet up and chat about FFDN's Open Studio - a dance studio without walls, presented as part of Union Dance at Union Station's West Wing - with CTV News' Pauline Chan. Check out the video to hear about Rodney's passion for soul and jazz dance!

Creating a platform for traditional black dance — AFRO TORONTO

Sunday, October 14, 2018

"Were there is music, dance always is. It becomes part of the storytelling," said Toronto-based multidimensional performing artist Nicole Brooks...Brooks is the creator of Obeah Opera -- a musical retelling of the legendary Salem witch trials from the fascinating perspective of Caribbean slave women.

Obeah Opera takes audience back to Salem witch trials — THE CARIBBEAN CAMERA

Thursday, October 11, 2018

When close to three thousand people stomp, cheer, and clap in an almost sold-out theatre, it makes for a volcano of sound. And, for the 22 women on stage inside the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Toronto it was an opportunity to erupt in dance and song as they left the stage.

Affordable Dance Festival Excites, Thrills & Charms Toronto — TORONTO GUARDIAN

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fall For Dance North’s fourth Toronto dance festival once again brought new dance forms and companies to the attention of Torontonians last week. The festival was founded on the principle that dance is one of humanity’s most universal art forms, and that through dance people can explore their differences and learn to live together better. 

Review: "Counter Cantor" the highlight of FFDN's new Season — GLOBE AND MAIL

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Commissions aren't new to FFDN, but Counter Cantor, a duet for two women choreographed by Canadians Anne Plamondon and 23-year-old Emma Portner, is the most developed and satisfying work I've seen come out of the festival yet.

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