The Chimera Project Dance Theatre is a Toronto-based contemporary company in Canada
To bring to life exhilarating theatrical dance expriences that define Chimera as a key Canadian voice in contemporary dance mileu through a range of tiny-to-large projects.
Chimera started from humble beginnings with a core group of four dance artists: Amy Hampton, Malgorzata Nowacka-May, Tim Spronk, and William Yong. The company would perform anywhere, in any venue, and with energy-charged repertoire created by Nowacka-May rapidly established a powerful presence in the Canadian dance scene.
Chimera Project Dance Theatre has been featured in prominent western-based contemporary dance festivals in Canada, including the Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa, the Dancing on the Edge Festival in Vancouver, the OFF-Festival Trans-Ameriques in Montreal, and the DanceWorks Mainstage Series in Toronto. Additionally, the company has showcased its work internationally at the Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporanea Lila Lopez in Mexico City, Salinas de Hidalgo, SLP, and Salinas de Hidalgo, SLP in Mexico.
Since 2010, our partnership with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and George Brown Dance has resulted in commissions for George Brown Dance, Ballet Jörgen Canada's Junior Company, and Canada’s Ballet Jörgen itself. While providing rehearsal space for the company, we also created the Company B Lab, a youth mentorship program supporting dozens of young dance artists.
Educational programming partners include the Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic School Board, Ohio University, Ryerson University, York University, Pulse, Motus O Dance Theatre, and Dance Ontario. The company continually diversifies our activity in the area of community building. Our partnership with Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series (Ontario) brought dance education to over 600 northern participants. Other long-term community-building partners include the Capitol Centre (North Bay), Antibes Community Centre (Toronto), Kashachewan (Ontario) and Fort Hope (Ontario).