About Us

We are innovators within the realm of contemporary dance, seeking to discover universal stories that transcend barriers and redefine possibilities

A nationally recognized, creation-based dance company, that is an trailblazer and resource in the creation, production and education of contemporary dance in Canada.

Visceral and fearless, The Chimera Project (Chimera) is a contemporary dance company recognized for its extreme physical creations and tapping into dark, urban, gritty themes.  Chimera thrives on investigating intersections between kinetic inspirations, spaces, genres, and cultures. Our vision is to empower artistic excellence and to cultivate authentic connections between individuals and worlds that surround us. We foster personal growth and a sense of connection within and beyond the walls of the studio, theatre, school, and community.

The company has three areas of activity:

CREATION
Development and investigation of contemporary dance.

PRODUCTION
Productions in live venues and on film;
Collaborations with exceptional dance artists, composers, filmmakers, producers and administrators.

EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Workshops and classes for a broad range of ages and experiences, engagement opportunities for audiences and communities throughout the year;
Lab: Projects that support the artistic dance community through knowledge sharing, performance, presentation and creation opportunities.

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Artists and Collaborators

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Malgorzata Nowacka-May

Artistic Director
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Shirley Horn

Elder and Advisor
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Jeffrey Baker

Rehearsal Director
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Karen Kaeja

Choreographic Mentor
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Donna Hilsinger

Artistic Producer
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Sophie Dow

Artistic Associate, Dancer
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Nimkii Osawamick

Dancer, Singer and Cultural Advisor
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Arik Pipestem

Cultural Advisor, Dancer
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Louis Laberge-Cote

Dancer
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Audrianna Martin del Campo

Dancer
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Julia Pochko

Dancer
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Eleanore van Veen

Dancer
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Brendan Wyatt

Dancer and Teacher