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.
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.
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!
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.