Julianne Chapple

Artistic Director

Julianne is a choreographer and multi-disciplinary artist. Her work has been shown in festivals, theatre, galleries and artist run centres in Canada and abroad. Julie was the 2017 recipient of the  Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award. She is a member of media art collective the Work Group,  producer and sometimes curator of the Shooting Gallery Performance Series, and sits on the board of directors for CADA-West.

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Maxine Chadburn


Maxine is a Vancouver based performance artist having worked with various independent choreographers and companies touring nationally and internationally. Max’s career in film, TV and theater has lent her the opportunity to explore the multidimensional facets of her imagination and story telling, focusing her studies on Meisner’s Technique, improvisation and Fitzmaurice Voicework. For her work in feature film, she’s received nominations for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture and Best Emerging Performer presented by the Leo and UBCP/ACTRA Awards.


Ed Spence
Visual Artist/Performer

Ed Spence’s artistic practice spans many disciplines, including performance, poetry, sculpture, painting, photography, and public installation. A University of British Columbia Okanagan fine arts graduate, he’s exhibited at galleries across North America and Europe. Spence often works in collaboration with his wife, choreographer Julianne Chapple.


Jen Yan
Guest Instructor

Jen Yan is a certified expressive arts therapist and co-owner of Triumph Acrobatic Arts in Mission. She is an ACE certified personal trainer, and a CPFA and first aid-certified instructor, who teaches aerial silks, trapeze, hoop, and general circus disciplines throughout the Greater Vancouver Area. Jen’s joy is in sharing the art and physicality of acrobatics with new students young and old, and her infectious energy and patience is apparent in all her classes and performances.


Francesca Frewer


Francesca Frewer is a contemporary dance artist from Vancouver, Canada. She has performed internationally in works by Ryan Mitchell (Saint Genet), Anton Lachky, and Willi Dorner, and at home she has worked with Julianne Chapple, MACHiNENOiSY Dance Society, Daisy Thompson, and Natalie Tin Yin Gan. Devoting her creative efforts to choreography as well as performance, Francesca has had work presented by various venues and festivals at home and abroad, both independently and with her collaborator Erika Mitsuhashi. Francesca’s artistic interests are influenced by literature, critical theory, exploration of the possibilities of the moving body, and undermining the capitalist system.

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Antonio Somera Jr.


Antonio Somera Jr. is a quirky character, robust space-eater, and a nimble cat-lover. Based out of Vancouver, Canada, he is a member of emerging collectives: MAYCE, Konichiwaack, and OURO. Graduated with a BFA from the SFU Contemporary Dance Program, he had the privilege of interpreting works by: 605 Collective, The Response Dance Company, Dancers Dancing, Katie DeVries, Noam Gagnon, Rob Kitsos and Julianne Chapple. Antonio has performed on various stages around Vancouver such as 12 Minutes Max, Vancouver International Dance Festival, OnTheBoards and Dancing on the Edge.