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Laura Cournoyea
Community Activator & Administration/Arts Education Manager

Laura Cournoyea is a Toronto-based stage and production manager, living and working in Toronto and beyond. She has split her time between dance, theatre and event management since 2009. Ms. Cournoyea has recently worked with The Dietrich Group, Bouchardanse, James Kudelka, Laurence Lemieux, Dancemakers, Chartier Danse, Soulpepper Theatre, UnSpun Theatre, COBA, Expect Theatre, urbanvessel, and Larchaud Dance. She spends her summers in parks across Ontario with Dusk Dances, a traveling, outdoor, dance festival that celebrated its 21st birthday in 2015.

Rebecca Walsh
Arts Education and Administrative Assistant

Rebecca Walsh, a 2017 Performance Production graduate from Ryerson University, is a Toronto-based Stage Manager. She has most recently worked for the Toronto International Film Festival and has assistant stage managed Dusk Dances: Withrow Park, Signal Theatre’s Bearing at the 2017 Luminato Festival, as well as acclaimed productions with Citadel + Compagnie, Toronto Dance Theatre, and Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. Other recent work includes apprentice stage managing This One at Port Stanley Festival Theatre and Days of Wine and Roses at Toronto’s Hart House Theatre.

Juliana Feng
Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator

Juliana Feng is a marketing and communications professional focused in the non-profit arts sector and currently sits on the Board of Directors at Scarborough Arts. She has been actively involved in a wide array of arts disciplines including her endeavours in the film industry having worked for the prestigious Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and AluCine Latin Film+Media Arts Festival. She holds a B.A. Honours in Arts Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) having worked for many years at UTSC’s Arts & Events Programming office to deliver administrative and events planning support for various artist talks, exhibitions, theatre shows, concerts and academic initiatives. Her interest in the cultural field has allowed her to further take part in ARTSIDEOUT, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Gallery 1265 and Roseneath Theatre. As a passionate arts advocate, Juliana strives to engage the public through arts-making and encourages people in all walks of life to participate in the discussion, dissemination and creative exposure.

The Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO) provides administrative and management services to Ontario’s dance enterprises.

Deanna Galati
Philanthropist and Partnership Officer

Deanna Galati is an arts administrator, producer and collaborator, with a focus in theatre and dance. She is the Development Coordinator with princess productions as well as the Program Coordinator for the York Region Arts Council, amongst being the co-chair for Theatre Ontario’s Youth Advisory Committee. A graduate from York University’s Theatre program, Deanna’s career has led her to work with the following organizations in both Toronto and York Region: The National Ballet of Canada, Generator, Shadowpath Theatre Productions, Creativiva, and Outside the March. Deanna is passionate about being involved with new works in development, physical performance, as well as performance for social change.

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