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 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.
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.
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.