ROBERT SAUVEYExecutive Director
 Robert Sauvey has an extensive background in arts and cultural leadership positions and is currently the Executive Director of the Dance Umbrella of Ontario. Before joining DUO he was the Executive Director of Dancemakers, the second oldest contemporary dance company in Ontario, recently celebrating their 40th anniversary. At Dancemakers Robert successfully developed and implemented a new curator led operating model to position the organization for the future. His experience in dance also includes over five years as the Director of Touring and Artistic Administration for Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

His diverse cultural background includes leadership positions at Groundswell, Manitoba’s longest running new music series, The National Screen Institute, where he managed creative film and television training initiatives and working as the Head of Distribution for Video Pool Media Arts Centre, a non-profit, artist-run centre dedicated to the creation, exhibition and promotion of independent media art. He has curated exhibitions for galleries, sat on National arts juries and has been a board member for arts organizations.

His background also includes considerable experience in film and television working as the Manager of Development for a well established film and television company, and running his own independent company developing and producing projects and winning a Canadian Screen award for best-produced documentary.


STEPHANIE ARANDACommunications Manager

Stephanie Aranda is a creative, driven and enthusiastic Communications and Marketing professional with a focus on arts, culture and community engagement. 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.









JULIANA FENGCommunications Assistant
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.


ADEMIR IGLESIASSenior Bookkeeper

Ademir Iglesias is an accounting professional with extensive experience working with non-profit financial matters, including but not limited to financial statements, reporting, budgeting, payroll, etc. As an Economics graduate from York University, Ademir has successfully managed the accounting and bookkeeping of many non-profit organizations including entities that focus on artistic performers.

Over the course of his professional career, Ademir has met a variety of different clients and has catered to the particular financial needs of each one, creating a positive and professional working environment.










MIRANDA FORBESManager, Producing & Administration

Miranda Forbes is an arts manager with a strong connection to the Toronto dance community. She graduated with honours from the Arts Administration and Cultural Management Program through Humber College and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance from Ryerson University. She has been fortunate to provide administrative support for GMD: Great Moving Dancers, Dance Gods: A New York Memoir (Kenny Pearl), MOonhORsE Dance Theatre (Claudia Moore), and work as the Executive Director of the Mississauga Children’s Choir.

In 2013, she received a Canada Council for the Arts, travel grant for the premiere of her choreographic work Mirrors at the Loikka Dance Film Festival in Helsinki, Finland. She will also premiere her directorial debut in dance film, Wall Stare, in January 2018 starring Christianne Ullmark of Toronto Dance Theatre.

She is delighted to be joining the Dance Umbrella of Ontario team and looking forward to supporting the Ontario dance community.




Celeste Sansregret was born in Winnipeg’s legendary North End. She works as a cultural administrator, writer, performer, producer, director and teacher.

Celeste is a graduate of both the University of Winnipeg (Theatre) and The Canadian Film Centre (Prime Time Television Writing). She has taught writing for the Winnipeg Film Group and for the Ontario Simulation Network. She spent many years working in arts marketing, development and as a general manager for numerous arts organizations in Winnipeg and Toronto before taking time off to devote herself to writing. For the past five years she has been the buyer and manager of 509 Dancewear for CCDT.

Sansregret began performing at age 3 1/2, and has appeared in over 30 plays and numerous films, including two national tours on the Fringe circuit with solo shows she created: “Wonderbar!” and “In A Magic Kingdom.”  Sansregret has also written for film, and television, and been a dramaturge, story editor, and consultant on many plays and screenplays. Her latest play, URSA MAJORIS is currently in development with Native Earth Performing Arts.