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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.

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NICOLE ROSOVECommunications Director

Nicole Rosove is an energetic communications professional with over four years of experience in arts marketing, digital strategy, social media and community engagement. As the Communications Director at the Dance Umbrella of Ontario, her clients currently include ProArteDanza, dance: made in canada/fait au canada Festival, tiger princess dance projects, Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization, TOES for dance, Fresh Dance Intensive, Dusk Dances, and BoucharDanse. Nicole has tapped into her entrepreneurial side as the founder and producer of Movement for Memories (MFM), a performance art gala that raised $7,500 for Alzheimer’s research in it’s inaugural year (2015). Nicole is also an independent dance artist and is actively involved in Toronto’s performing arts community. Her passion lies in helping build meaningful connections between artists and communities.

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NATALIA VOLYEVFinance Manager
Natalia, originally from Belarus, Russia, came to Canada in 1992 with a degree in economics. She began working at DUO in 2006, and she achieved her CGA designation in 2012. In her free time, Natalia enjoys dancing and knitting.

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CAROLINE CAIREManager, Producing & Administration
Caroline Caire is a performing arts manager who has worked for different organizations since 2010 in France, Canada and Switzerland. While she was studying arts management in Toulouse Business School in France, she worked with Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne (a French national drama centre) and Théâtre Odyssud, where she first learned about show production, administration, festivals coordination and communication. She first came to Canada volunteering for various festivals in Montréal, and ended up working as a programming and production coordinator for Zoofest, as well as a project manager at Bite Size Entertainment managing the creative process of promotional campaigns for Juste pour rire, Just For Laughs and Zoofest. Constantly attracted to performing arts of all forms, she was always collaborating with theatre artists, humorists, musicians, circus artists and dancers. She spent the last year in Geneva as an administration and production coordinator for Tutu Production, working closely with Swiss contemporary choreographers and directors such as Marco Berrettini, Marie-Caroline Hominal and Christian Geffroy Schlittler, where she really discovered the joy of collaborating with passionate artists on dance projects.

She is now settled permanently in Toronto, under contract with Dance Umbrella of Ontario as a Manager of Producing and Administration, and is really excited to be on board for this 2016 edition of Dusk Dances!