Jazz pianist and composer Amanda Tosoff has received various awards, including the General Motors Grand Prix de Jazz at the Montreal Jazz Festival.
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Sarah Kim Turnbull is an artist, arts manager and promoter. She is the artistic director of the Markham Jazz Festival and executive director of Euphonia, Toronto’s indie classical orchestra.
Terry Tweed has been working in Canada as a professional actor, director and teacher for over 30 years. As an actor, she has appeared on television, film, radio, and in most of the major theatres across the country.
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.
Pianist/composer Nancy Walker has been recognized with honours Canada-wide, including the National Jazz Awards Keyboardist Of The Year Award, the Montréal International Jazz Festival’s prestigious Grand Prix de Jazz, a JUNO nomination for Instrumental Album Of The Year, and an induction into the Mississauga Music Walk Of Fame.
Dianne Warren is the award-winning author of the novel Cool Water, which won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction in 2010, as well as three books of short fiction and three plays. Her most recent novel is Liberty Street.
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Dan is a graduate of Humber College in Toronto and École Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
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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.