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Who we are

Chimera a renowned contemporary dance company is led by founding artistic director Malgorzata Nowacka-May, acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and educator. Established in 1999 to create and produce original dance events. Described as the “most exciting” and “most original in Canada” (The Globe and Mail), Chimera’s works have garnered accolades including Top 10 performances of the year in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, NOW, and FASHION.


July 28, 2023

New Creation

In-studio showing of a work-in-progress, new material, music, and thoughts! Curious? Come and see!. We are a renowned Contemporary Dance Toronto-Based Company in Canada.
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Photos by: David Hou

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Touring for schools

Book Today

Bears Stars and Trees is a unique work that started in 2016, guided by Elder Shirely Horn, and created with a team of Indigenous and Western-tradition artists. 

Book the live experience today, or if your budget is tight we can come to you live online.

What we do

Experience the Artistry of Contemporary Dance in Toronto with Chimera Dance Theatre – Showcasing the Best Class of Canada Dance.

Mainstage Performances

Chimera launched groundbreaking choreography and physics defying dancers in 1999, leading to recognition and gasping audiences across Canada and beyond.

School Tours and Education

Building audinces and dancers of tomorrow through transformative experiences in class and online.

Community Projects

Join Hunted Dances for an experience in Toronto on October 31st, 2022.

1. Mainstage Performances


Edgy Choreography

2. Education



Chimera Dance Theatre has been touring schools in person and virtually since 2018.

Would you like us to tour yours?

3. Dance on Film

Just Screened

North-America Wide

Elizabeth Gagnon and Arik Pipe continue to shine as our film is received across North America.

Thank you so much to the following individuals who supported Bears Stars and Trees in Los Angeles, US

We could not have done it with out you Dan, Jamie, Matt, Roselyn, Kenneth, Scott and Kip

Malgorzata Nowacka-May artist
chimera dance

Photo by: Sanaz Mazinani

Indigenous dance

Free Online

Community Workouts

Do you want to workout daily but have no time? Join online classes for workouts to keep you on track. The workout group has been around 2019.

Whether you are fit, or dream to be fitter, this workout is for you. We also have yoga accessible for beginners.

The benefit of this training is to be WITH other people who will help to keep you on track.

Morning yoga: 8:30 am
Workout: Join group to get up to date schedule!

Please email for more information and to sign up.

Accolades and


Chimera Dance Theatre has been seen in some of Canada's biggest and smallest contexts. We are grateful for the opportunity to share dance in both.

Best Sound Design in Film

Short Film

Bears Stars and Trees


"Most exciting choreographer"

Mainstage Work review

The Globe and Mail

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