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.
Stephanie Aranda is a creative, driven and enthusiastic Communications and Marketing professional with a focus on arts, culture and community engagement – she is currently the Communications Manager at Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO). A graduate of York University, Stephanie has worked with some of the most influential community-engaged arts organizations in the city of Toronto, including: North York Arts, ArtReach Toronto and VIBE Arts. Over the course of her professional career, Stephanie has led some dynamic cultural projects, most notably developing the marketing plan and building the creative materials for Welcome 41, a series of murals created by youth across Ontario which were displayed throughout the TTC system welcoming the international athletes of the Pan Am Games. Stephanie is a foodie, loves taking photographs and is always up for a travel adventure.
The Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO) provides administrative and management services to Ontario’s dance enterprises. www.danceumbrella.net
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.