This FLASH one-day intensive is taking place at the BEAUTIFUL “Studio B” at Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre - 509 Parliament Street at Carlton in Cabbagetown.

A PACKED intensive that will leave you inspired and then some….

Looking for some intimate training and creation experience with some of Toronto’s GREAT up and coming teachers and choreographers? This one’s for you! Only 25 spots available.

Suggested age is 17+: ALL are encouraged to inquire (this age is purely a suggestion - BUT participants should consider themselves emerging performers WITH significant training at a high level whether through an institution or not) Meet new people, learn new concepts, and enhance your skills. Classes will focus on creativity and performance quality.

This workshop is geared towards the dancer who is interested in building a career in concert contemporary dance and/or dance theatre.

WHEN: Thursday, August 8th, 2019


WHERE: CCDT Studio B; 509 Parliament Street.


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CLICK THE LINK BELOW.  Write us a quick email to let us know you'd like to register, and we will reply with payment instructions. Space is limited.  Any questions - just send a quick email to



9am-9:15 arrive and settle in

9:15-11:15 Warm Up Class w/ Kylie Thompson

11:15-11:45 lunch break

11:45-1:45 Workshop  w/ Alysa Pires

2:00-3:30 Workshop w/ Alyssa Martin

3:30-5pm workshop w/ Jasmyn Fyffe


KYLIE THOMPSON [Morning Class]

Kylie's current practice combines techniques from the realms of hiphop, modern and jazz dance.  We'll prep our minds and bodies with a concsious physical practice while negotiating the space around each other.

Originally from Barrie, Ontario, Canada, Kylie holds an honours degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. She has performed in contemporary and commercial works by Hanna Kiel, Gadfly Dance Company, Alias Dance Project, Keren Rosenberg (IL), Mate Meszaros (HU) Marie Lambin, Ljuba Castot (US), Jennifer Mote, Vanessa Li, Rebecca Zizek and more. Her choreography has been presented at the VideoSkin Film Festival (Yukon), 40North Film Fest (San Diego, CA) Toronto Fringe, New Blue Festival, The Garage, The Canadian National Exhibition, Fresh Blood, Dance Matters and Toronto Original Choreographer’s Ball. Her most recent works by her company Kylie Thompson Dance presented “33/33” and “Versus” (dance film) in January 2018 at the Winchester Theatre. She is also part of the recently formed COALCollective. She is a passionate educator, having shared at over 50 studios and conventions across Canada.

ALYSSA MARTIN [Spontaneous Wonderlands]

In a judgement-free space we create together, most likely by yelling fun phrases to pop music, we will romp through the tangled corners of our brains to access and glorify our reference points. We will use our real-life personalities to create unreal dance that is under no pressure to be anything other than fully saturated! We will work together, using voice, movement, imagery and music to dip into the little absurd worlds we create!

Alyssa Martin is a Toronto-based choreographer and the Artistic Director of Rock Bottom Movement, an absurd dance theatre company she created in 2012. She presents her work as part of individually produced shows and festivals in both Canada and the US including the Women in Dance Leadership Conference, Dance Ontario, Fresh Blood, SpringWorks, Dance Matters, Fringe and 60x60. Alyssa has created new work for Ryerson University’s dance program, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre and The Garage Collective. She has been a guest choreographer at Ryerson Theatre School for the past three years choreographing two productions of “Cinderella” as well as “The Holiday Show” directed by Peggy Shannon. She also choreographed “CRUSHED”, a new full-length contemporary dance-theatre work as part of Ryerson’s Choreographic Lab project, organized by Vicki St.Denys. She collaborated as a choreographer on theatre-creator David Bernstein’s queer pantomime, “Cherry Corsage” and has also created work with visual artists, Christopher Lacroix and Andrea Pelletier. She has worked as a guest artist with Quinte Ballet School, Simcoe Contemporary Dancers, Toronto District School Board and Young People’s Theatre.

ALYSA PIRES [Generating Material and Repertoire]

Through improvisational tasks and exercises, this workshop focuses on movement invention and tools for generating choreographic  material, culminating in phrase work from Alysa Pires’ choreography. 

Choreographer Alysa Pires has created works for Ballet Kelowna, Ballet Edmonton, Ballet Jörgen, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Ryerson University, and more. Her company, Alysa Pires Dance Projects, made its critically acclaimed full-length debut with "Exterminating Angel" at the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival. She is one of the 2017 winners of Northwest Dance Project’s International Choreographic Competition. Alysa spent two seasons (2016-2018) with the National Ballet of Canada as part of their Choreographic Workshop. An excerpt from the resulting ballet "In Between" was performed as part of NBOC's 2018 Gala. She was then commissioned by NBOC to make a new work for the Thirteenth International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize and was appointed Choreographic Associate in 2019. 

​She is an Honours BFA graduate of Ryerson University and was the recipient of the 2015 Jack McAllister Award.


[workshop description coming soon]

Award-winning choreographer Jasmyn Fyffe is described as “ a young artist whose body of work is developing in a style all her own.” (Sway magazine – Anya Wassenberg).  Fyffe was the recipient of the 2013 Frankie Award (Montreal) for most outstanding choreography/choreographer for her 50-min work “Pulse.”  
Jasmyn has been commissioned by Dance Ontario, Iona Secondary School, City Dance Corps youth company, Earl Haig Secondary School, Ballet Jorgen, Mayfield Secondary School, Martha Hicks School of Ballet, Pivotal Motion Dance Theatre, York Memorial Collegiate Institute, Wish Opera, Dance Ontario, Cawthra Park Secondary School, Cathedral Productions, Obsidian Theatre, Dramatic Change Youth Theatre, Oakwood Collegiate Institute and Copper Coin Arts Association. 
She is the director of Jasmyn Fyffe Dance, for which she has been choreographing and directing for the past seven years. Jasmyn has created a total of twelve works, both full length and short ensemble pieces. Under her direction, JFD has produced a show in Montreal and presented a performance in Brooklyn, NY. Over the past five years, she has also produced four shows in Toronto, both independently and in collaboration with other choreographers. Past works include “Into the Roots…Beyond the Leaves” in collaboration with Vivine Scarlett, and “Gimme One Riddim” in collaboration with Natasha Powell. This past summer, Fyffe participated in an arts festival in Sinop, Turkey called “Sinopale” where she created and performed a solo, in addition to setting choreography on youth dancers.
As an independent dancer, Jasmyn has performed in the touring musical UMOJA and has danced for Grammy Award winning artist Nelly Furtado. She has worked with: Gadfly, Hanna Kiel, Vanessa Jane Kimmons, Red Sky Performance, Artists in Motion, Dance Migration, K’aeja d’Dance, KasheDance, Linda Garneau and international music sensation Kirk Franklin.  In addition, Fyffe has performed in four Toronto Fringe Festival Shows between 2011-2013 and one of them, “Jack Your Body”, went on to be presented in the Next Stage Theatre Festival 2014, to sold out audiences.   Jasmyn has performed five solo works, one commissioned by Karen Kaeja.  These solo works have been performed at: Dance Made in Canada Festival, Pulse Dance Conference, Older and Reckless, Animating Spaces (Kaeja d’Dance) and Fresh Blood. 




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