Water Monument

Now Booking for 2021 - 22

An interactive performance and workshop for students of all grade levels. Students will witness the making of a new dance work by choreographer Jera Wolfe and dance artist Miyeko Ferguson. The piece is in development in Orillia and has been inspired by the natural setting of our regional Ontario town.

Workshop Facilitators

Miyeko Ferguson

Miyeko is a Toronto based dance artist. In 2016, she received her BFA degree in Performance Dance from Ryerson University. Since graduation, Miyeko has had the pleasure of working with choreographers such as Naishi Wang, Jera Wolfe, Kate Hilliard and Allen Kaeja. She has also attended professional training programs with Springboard Danse Montréal and Adelheid where she performed the works of Ohad Naharin and Chuck Wilt, and worked with Jessie Garon. Miyeko is an active member of Nostos Collectives. She has performed in Canada and the United States with Red Sky Performance and in early 2020, she was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for her performance in their production, AF a part of Canadian Stage’s 2019-2020 season.

Photo Credit: Kendra Epik

Jera Wolfe

Born in Toronto, Canada, Dora winner Jera Wolfe is a choreographer and performer of Métis heritage and is an Associate Artist with Red Sky Performance. Jera is the official Canadian choreographer for NBS's Sharing Dance Day 2020, and the Ontario Ambassador for International Dance Day 2020. His captivating choreography has awarded him the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Choreography for Trace. He has demonstrated an impressive repertoire of works presented by Canadian Stage, Fall For Dance North, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur, Danse Danse, and Jacob's Pillow. His recent works include Bare choreographed at Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Trace by Red Sky Performance, and Arise for Canada's National Ballet School, Embers for Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, and Reliance for Ryerson University’s School of Performance. His most recent commission FLOW just opened Fall For Dance North’s virtual Signature Program. He is currently choreographing for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, and the National Ballet of Canada. Jera graduated from Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and, since 2016, returned to the company to create new works each year. Aside from choreography, Jera performs primarily for Red Sky Performance and has also performed with many other companies including Peggy Baker Dance Projects.

Photo Credit: Ally Gonzalo