PROFILES - ARTISTS

It’s an otherwise quiet night in the heart of downtown Toronto. The sun has just begun to dip, and the normally bustling streets are virtually empty, save for a few pedestrians and the odd streetcar.

I have been a professional dance artist for 15 years, and I’m now the Artistic Director of Holla Jazz – a company that focuses on spreading the guiding principles of jazz dance, and perhaps creating some new ones.

The first time I saw one of Dawn Grant’s designs, the image never left my mind.

Ryan Singh first stepped into the "entertainment" spotlight in his homeland - Guyana, South America at just 6 years old.

Artist Ekow Nimako makes art accessible by bringing Lego® bricks to life through animal sculptures.

Imagine your son is murdered and you are horrified to find out that it’s your best friend’s son who killed him.

  Guests at the 2017 Atoms of Fashion event on September 9th were blown away by the “Artifice” collection designed by Rhonique Ballantyne.

Toronto stylist Bismark Adomako has been turning heads in the fashion industry with his distinctive looks. If you weren’t aware of this bespoke gentleman’s unique style, here are five reasons you should be paying attention.

If you asked Kadeem Kyle Faustin a decade ago what his number one life aspiration was, the 14-year-old Faustin would have said, “To be the greatest dancer known to man!”

Ella Cooper is many things. She's an interdisciplinary artist and educator, working in both photography and video, as well as being the founder of Black Women Film! Canada.

Djanet Sears is a woman who needs no introduction. The award-winning playwright, director, producer and actor made history in 1990 when her theatre anthology Afrika, Solo became the first published play by a Canadian woman of African descent.

Paulina is a Toronto poet, producer, and artist educator. The Founder of Guerrilla of the Word Productions and the Words by the Water Collective, Paulina is influenced by her diverse descent and her work in multiple communities, bringing her passion to the page and the stage.

Visual Artist and Poet Roxane Tracey is making art both accessible and affordable.

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