Call to Members - Come Dance With Us!

Dec. 28, 2020


Dance Ontario invites our members to join us in a special digital film project, choreographed by Alysa Pires, filmed and performed by you!

All you need is a camera on your phone or laptop, and some space to move. Your living room or even backyard could make for a great backdrop!  

The participatory film will be premiered at Danceweekend’21 in the spring of 2021.

Participation includes: 

  • Registering as a participant
  • Learning a very short piece of choreography
  • Filming yourself performing the choreography
  • Submitting the video to Dance Ontario
  • Joining us virtually at DanceWeekend to watch the premiere

Register here

About the Choreographer

Choreographer Alysa Pires has created works for The National Ballet of Canada, Ballet Kelowna, Ballet Edmonton, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, and more. Pires began working with The National Ballet of Canada as part of their Choreographic Workshop (2016-2018). Her first commission for the company premiered at the 13th International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize in 2019, and she was subsequently appointed Choreographic Associate. Her first commission for Ballet Kelowna, MAMBO, was presented as part of the 2018 Fall for Dance North Festival in Toronto and the China International Performing Arts Expo in Beijing. Alysa has twice participated in New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute (Spring and Fall 2019) and was one of the 2017 winners of Northwest Dance Project’s International Choreographic Competition. Her company, Alysa Pires Dance Projects made its critically acclaimed full-length debut with Exterminating Angel at the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival. Ms. Pires is an Honours BFA graduate from the Ryerson School of Performance. Upcoming projects include the world premiere of Macbeth for Ballet Kelowna. For more information, visit or follow Alysa on social media @alysapiresdanceprojects.