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Meredith Kalaman
Meredith KalamanA graduate of the Ballet BC Mentor program and a two time Chrystal Dance Prize recipient, Meredith Kalaman is a dance educator who enjoys dancing in other artists' work as well as creating her own. As a dance educator, she has taught ballet, modern, contemporary, improvisation, partnering and composition for the last 18 years to dancers between the ages of 3-24 years. She enjoys leading community-based movement workshops and making dance accessible for all bodies and ages allowing anyone to express themselves through movement and framing it as a part of each person's day to expand their joy or expression and being.
Meredith is interested in shifting the context of how ballet relates to our 21st century bodies and inviting bodies to be in dynamic movement. She has created pieces about giraffes, girl guiding, exploring constellations, superheroes, female identity and the impacts of gender socialization. In 2017 her first full length work Femme Fatales toured to Victoria and Edmonton and was also presented at Ufertstudios in Berlin.
Meredith is grateful to reside on the land of the Mi?kma?ki in Nova Scotia where she has presented The Entertainer as an excerpt in progress as part of the Kinetic Studio Series. Most recently, she created a new multidisciplinary collective called ?It Takes a Village? with sound artist, Brian Riley. It Takes a Village is committed to growing awareness and visibility for artists based in the valley region of Nova Scotia by creating outdoor mobile performances to effect the betterment of communities capacity to adapt, think and engage creatively in moving perspectives. She is currently creating a new trio work with funding through the Covid Commission Grant from the Dancing on the Edge festival. the sea of my tomorrows looks at how our external landscapes shape our internal world, and will premier at King?s Theatre and at the Dancing on the Edge festival in 2022.

Meredith Kalaman

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