My Moves

With Guest Instructor Alyssa Martin

Tuesday  August 25, 2015 - Barrie, ON 
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Dance Academy of Barrie - 4 Alliance Blvd.  Unit 4, Barrie ON

$40 ($35.40 + HST)

Alyssa Martin is a Toronto based choreographer working under the umbrella of her company, Rock Bottom Movement. Alyssa founded the company in 2012 and since its inception has created over 20 dance pieces, including six full length works. She consistently strives to create work that encapsulates, all at once, the sensationalism of a David Bowie performance, the satire of a well-done Woody Allen impression, and the cheap yet irresistible humour of the Marx Brothers (it's an ongoing feat). 

Her choreography has been presented at the Winchester Street Theatre, Dancemakers Centre for Creation, the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Hamilton Fringe, the SpringWorks Festival in Stratford, DanceMatters: Risky Business and Rebel Yells, the Toronto Fringe, RayD-Ance Gala, 60x60, with the Garage Collective and in many parks and urban spaces in the city. 

She is a teacher and guest choreographer at Ryerson University, and has been a guest artist for the Quinte Ballet School,Toronto District School Board and Young People's Theatre. Her first short dance film, Wanderland, was released in the winter of 2015. Alyssa has been featured as an emerging talent in The Dance Current, invited to present work at the Women in Dance festival in Louisiana and is the recipient of the Kenny Pearl Award for her choreographic initiative. She is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Dance Program with a BFA Honors. You can learn more about her work & company at:

What is My Moves?

My Moves is a workshop facilitated by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers or invited guest artists with a focus on gaining skills to help you express your voice as a choreographer.  

My Moves Choreographic Intensive was first held in August 2011, with support from The City of Barrie.  From this initial workshop, two choreographers were given and opportunity to further develop their pieces on Simcoe Contemporary Dancers:  

Aliyah Gaines - "Pressure"
World Premiere: *Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival - Youth Moves Series, Sunday June 3, 2012, Co-operator's Hall, River Run Centre, Guelph ON
Developed with the support of a 2011 City of Barrie grant to arts organizations/collectives (Original movement material co-created by Olivia Lyle)

Jessica Ransom - "Cappuccino" 
World Premiere: Dance Ontario's Dance Expeditions, May 13, 2012, Toronto Arts and Letters Club, Toronto ON
Developed with the support of a 2011 City of Barrie grant to arts organizations/collectives and developed with the support of Series 8:08 Choreographic Performance Workshop. (Original movement material co-created by Kyla Osborne)

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About Our Workshops:

Please note: These workshops are intended for mature teens through to adults.

*Age exemptions are considered on a case by case basis and are based on support/recommendation of the students current dance instructor* If you require an age exemption, please contact us prior to attending.

Schedule and pricing subject to change