Our People

Creative Management

Kate Hilliard, Curator

Kate Hilliard is a Toronto based artist and the Artistic Director of Granite Motion Gallery. She has performed with many established Canadian companies including, Le Groupe Dance Lab, The Margie Gillis Dance Foundation, Fortier Danse-Création and Dancemakers. After performing Tino Sehgal’s work in several international galleries, Hilliard broke from dance practice to pursue curatorial work with a focus in contemporary performance and visual art. Kate’s passion for creative process influences her training philosophy. She has taught at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC and is now faculty at Ryerson University’s School of Performance. Her own choreography has been commissioned and presented in Canada, the USA, Mexico, and Berlin. Hilliard studied Art History at The University of Toronto and holds an MFA from Plymouth  University’s Transart Institute in the UK. She is thrilled to be curating for the Orillia Centre, fostering educational programming and residency opportunities for artists across disciplines.

Lance Anderson, Curator

Lance is a Juno award-winning producer (Leahy) and the 2014 Maple Blues Award ‘Keyboardist of the Year’. He was trained as a classical composer and has both film and TV credits for his musical scores. In 2017 the Okanagan Symphony and Ballet Kelowna premiered Lance’s orchestral arrangement of Oscar Peterson’s ‘The Canadiana Suite’ and in 2018 The Kitchener Symphony played 10 of Lance’s Musical arrangements in ‘Queens of Soul’. In addition to composing and producing music Lance is also co-executive producer of the Boquete Panama Jazz and Blues Festival, and the Pacific Riviera Music Fest in Panama. He is Curator (Music) of the Orillia Centre Presents - a music, dance and art series in Orillia.

Fred Addis, Curator

Fred Addis is the retired former curator of the Leacock Museum National Historic Site in Orillia, where he served as program coordinator and curator for 15 years. During this time, he programmed and produced the annual Leacock Summer Festival, the museum's annual literary festival and celebration of books, authors and reading. Fred maintains extensive contacts in the museum, literary and heritage fields. He is currently advisor to the Principal on arts and culture for Lakehead University Orillia.

Michael Martyn, General Manager

Michael offered almost 30 years in arts and arts management to his role with the Orillia Centre. Now living in Orillia, he has worked across Canada and Australia in a range of capacities. Michael’s experience includes theatre management, cultural sector human resource training and development, performing arts technical direction, and more. Michael holds an MBA with a Diploma in Arts & Media Management from Schulich School of Business.

The Orillia Centre for Arts + Culture would like to thank Mr. Martyn for his commitment and growth of the organization during his time as General Manager. We wish him well in his ongoing achievements in community centred arts and cultural business leadership.

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