Staff & Artists

2020-2021

CORE STAFF:
Ruth Howard, Artistic Director
Ange Loft, Associate Artistic Director
Sam Egan, General Manager
Sharada Eswar, Assistant Artistic Director
Adrienne Marcus Raja, Media & Project Manager
Michaela Otto, Financial Coordinator

ONGOING CONTRACTS:
Joanna Prescod, Outreach & Project Manager (through Community Arts Guild)
Miranda Bouchard, Northern ON Community Arts Exchange Coordinator (through Thinking Rock Community Arts)
Beth Helmers, Mentorship Director (through Community Arts Guild)
Tijana Spasic, Facilitator & Outreach Coordinator (through Arts4All)
Steafan Hannigan, Associate Technical Director
Victoria Freeman, Talking Treaties Project Manager & Writer
Catherine Moeller, Outreach Coordinator, Artist
Rakefet Arieli, Outreach Coordinator, Artist
Shifra Cooper, Choir Director
Tamyka Bullen, Resident ASL Poet

YOUTH WORK-LEARN POSITIONS:
Animikiikwe Couchie,
Community Arts Facilitator – Dance* **
Ahmed Hegazy,  Community Arts Coordinator – Admin & Audio Arts***
Natalie Fasheh, Community Arts & Music Facilitator – Music**** 
 Karis Jones Pard, Community Arts Facilitator – Visual Arts****
Damien Scott, Community Arts Assistant – Theatre**
Oshan Starreveld,
Tech Assistant & Fabric Artist****
Arie Verheul van de Ven, Resident Composer

*thanks to Metcalf Performing Arts Internship
**thanks to Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment
***thanks to Cultural Research Council of Canada
****thanks to St. Stephen’s House (Govt. of Ontario)

GUEST ARTISTS:
Composers: Cheldon Paterson, Martin van de Ven, Christina Volpini, Robert Fleitz; Choreographers: Kevin Ormsby, Michelle Silagy, Aria Evans, Brian Solomon, Lilia Leon, Penny Couchie, Jillia Cato, Michael Mortley, & others

OFFSHOOT ARTISTIC DIRECTORS:
Beth Helmers, Community Arts Guild
Leah Houston, MABELLEarts
Tijana Spasic, Arts4All

… & many additional artists and creative people contributing to our workshops, productions and learning and mentorship activities.

We are grateful to past core staff members, including:
Keith McNair, Managing Director (2008 to 2018)
Abby Callard, Project and General Manager (2004 to 2008)
and many others who contributed to Jumblies organizational journey and growth.