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Sarah Joy Stoker
Sarah Joy StokerSt. Johnís native Sarah Joy Stoker began her dance training as a child and graduated from the School of Toronto Dance Theatreís Professional Training Program in 1996. She went on to work as an independent dance artist for David Pressault Danse, Pigeons International and Lynda Gaudreauís compagnie de Brune, among others, performing throughout Canada, Europe, and in Brazil. Her own work has been presented in St. Johnís, Halifax, Montreal, Mont Saint Hilaire, Vancouver, New York and Italy.

In 2001 Sarah founded Gutsink Productions Inc. and Collective Gutsink in St. Johnís to generate opportunities for creation, improvisation and experimentation. Both are committed to working within the evolution and emigration of artistic practice to generate new forms of relation, collaboration and community.

Her creative process puts emphasis on the human condition; how we affect ourselves, others, and our environments. She believes that art is an active force in life and should therefore be a vehicle for action in our communities.

Sarah is an integral part of Neighbourhood Dance Works and the Festival of New Dance. She has been an advisor to the Canada Council for the Arts, a board member of The Association of Cultural Industries of Newfoundland and Labrador and Eastern Edge, an artist run contemporary gallery, and she is a certified Pilates Instructor.

Sarah Joy
Gutsink Productions
7 Prospect Street
St.John's, NL
A1C 1L3 Canada

PHONE: 709-754-4260