Steve Szmutni, Newfoundland native and long time Saskatchewan resident, began his music training in Brandon University’s Music Education program. He continued his studies at Humber College, where he graduated in 1992 with an Honors Diploma in Music.
Jazz pianist and composer Amanda Tosoff has received various awards, including the General Motors Grand Prix de Jazz at the Montreal Jazz Festival.
Inga Untiks is a PhD candidate in Humanities at York University specializing in contemporary art practice and display in the Baltics, Eastern and Central Europe. She has taught at the University of Toronto Scarborough in the Arts Management Program, and the Open University in London.
M G Vassanji is the author of seven novels, two collections of short stories, a travel memoir about India, and a biography of Mordecai Richler.
Don Vickery was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1959, he relocated to Toronto where he has been a vital part of the jazz scene ever since.
Toronto-based jazz pianist and composer Nancy Walker is a mainstay of the Canadian jazz scene, praised for her work as a side player (live and in the studio) with instrumentalists and singers alike.
Dianne Warren is an author. Her story collection Bad Luck Dog won the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award at the same moment that Joe Carter hit the home run that won the Toronto Blue Jays the World Series.
Dan is a graduate of Humber College in Toronto and École Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
Professor for Electricity 1 and Special Effects for the Stage
Roger has worked in the performing arts in Toronto for more than 25 years, mainly as a Technical Designer, Technical Director, and Production Manager.
David Willson has extensive experience in book distribution and operations. Currently David is involved in the sales and marketing of a major database organization expanding into the library marketplace, and previously assisted with the start-up of a new education division at Library Services Centre.
Steve Wilsher is a Master Instructor Emeritus with the Academy of Dramatic Combat and a former Fight Master of both the British Academy of Dramatic Combat and Fight Directors Canada.
Celebrated for her stunning virtuosity, nuance and broad musical versatility, Wisconsin-born violinist, Rebekah Wolkstein has established a strong presence on the Toronto music scene.