Stygmata-vHeader-UNBXBL-vBlue-WEBToronto! Only 2 weeks left until our UNBXBL show! After compiling all your votes, with an original soundtrack by Dr Draw and choreography by Apolonia & Ofilio, it’s the return of: STYGMATA. Thanks for all your votes!

Read below to know what it’s about.

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A woman deemed different is disgraced in society standardized by labels, status, and thirst for power. Privileged individuals, higher status people, and the self- proclaimed bourgeoisie conveniently decide what’s on top and discriminate everything else they don’t understand or doesn’t fit their mold. Problems arise when the copycats looking to stay safe, follow, and blend in realize they achieved exactly that. This 15-min not so stereotypical street dance ballet is about falling while standing tall, where scars grow who you are, and where marked women don’t have time to be brief and not leave a mark.

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[team size=”one-third” last=”false” name=”MARISA RICCI” title=”Contemporary & Ballet” icon=”” facebook=”” twitter=”” gmail=”” skype=”” youtube=”” linkedin=”” ]Marisa is a Toronto-based freelance dancer. Since her graduation from Ryerson University’s Dance Program, she has been working professionally with a number of companies in a variety of styles.

“As a dancer trained primarily in classical and contemporary technique, working with Gadfly has been an awesome challenge, and a very rewarding experience. #gettingjacked”[/team]

[team size=”one-third” last=”false” name=”MELISSA MITRO” title=”Contemporary & Latin” icon=”” facebook=”” twitter=”” gmail=”” skype=”” youtube=”” linkedin=”” ]Melissa competed in all genres of dance including ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, contemporary, highland, salsa, Argentine tango, ballroom etc. Runner up on CTV’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada, she has worked with Mia Micheals, Stacey Tookey,Travis Wall,  Misha Gabriel, Luther Brown. She has toured and performed with PSY, Nelly Furtado, Victoria Duffield, Anjulie.

“I’m very excited to be performing for the first time with Gadfly.”[/team]

[team size=”one-third” last=”true” name=”ALYSON MILLER” title=”Ballet & Contemporary” icon=”” facebook=”” twitter=”” gmail=”” skype=”” youtube=”” linkedin=”” ]Alyson Miller was born and raised in Salisbury, New Brunswick.  In 2011 she moved to Toronto to attend The Dance Performance Program at George Brown College. She was offered a mentorship with Ballet Jorgen Canada. She has worked with Cadence Progressive Contemporary Ballet, ProArteDanza, the Garage Collective,William Yong, Brian Solomon, and Danny Grossman.

“Working with Gadfly has pushed me to my limits and inspired me to release my inner beast.”[/team]

[team size=”one-third” last=”false” name=”ASHLEY ST. JOHN” title=”Jazz & Contemporary ” icon=”” facebook=”” twitter=”” gmail=”” skype=”” youtube=”” linkedin=”” ]Ashley has achieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance at Ryerson University. She has performed in Cats the Musical, at the Contessa Awards, Dance Ontario Weekend, David Foster’s Miracle Gala, Canada’s Wonderland.”

“I feel constantly challenged facing new obstacles that break the boundaries of your comfort zone and range of artistic expression. The focus is everything!”[/team][team size=”one-third” last=”false” name=”NATASHA POON WOO” title=”Contemporary & Modern dance” icon=”” facebook=”” twitter=”” gmail=”” skype=”” youtube=”” linkedin=”” ]Training: Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (Toronto), the Rotterdam Dance Academy (the Netherlands), and the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance (NY). She is the company rehearsal director at CCDT, and has recently worked with Toronto-based groups Gadfly, Benjamin Landsberg Dance Projects, Rock Bottom Movement, and The Garage.

“Don’ think, just do”[/team][team size=”one-third” last=”true” name=”MARGARITA SORIA” title=”Contemporary & Modern dance” icon=”” facebook=”” twitter=”” gmail=”” skype=”” youtube=”” linkedin=”” ]Margarita Soria was born in Ottawa. She found her passion for dance in the Canterbury High School arts program. From there she studied at the National Circus School in Montreal. She is going into her third year at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and haas performed with Anandam Dancetheatre and Nostos Collectives.

“I’m almost always discovering something new and I am constantly being pushed beyond my limits” [/team]



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This show is happening June 12th at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre, Toronto.


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