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:

Development and investigation of contemporary dance.

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

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

Shirley Horn

Elder and Advisor
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Jeffrey Baker

Rehearsal Director

Karen Kaeja

Choreographic Mentor
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Donna Hilsinger

Artistic Producer

Sophie Dow

Artistic Associate, Dancer
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Nimkii Osawamick

Dancer, Singer and Cultural Advisor

Arik Pipestem

Cultural Advisor, Dancer
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Louis Laberge-Cote

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Audrianna Martin del Campo

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Julia Pochko

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Eleanore van Veen

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Brendan Wyatt

Dancer and Teacher