Photo Credit: Vanessa Fortin
Who We Are
Live Art Dance has been recognized as Atlantic Canada’s premier dance presenter! We present thrilling, contemporary, movement-based art in Halifax at an affordable price. We are committed to furthering both Canada’s role in the world of dance as well as developing Halifax’s artistic scene. We also strive to ensure that these world-renowned productions remain accessible to all.
Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer and Director, Randy Glynn has been a recognized figure in the world of Canadian Contemporary Dance for over four decades. His professional career started in Halifax in the mid-seventies when he helped co-found the Halifax Dance Co-op Dance Company. After moving to Toronto, he became Principal Dancer with Toronto’s legendary Danny Grossman Dance Company, touring internationally with them for 10 years. In 1987 he formed his own dance company, The Randy Glynn Dance Project, which toured extensively and presented four seasons at Toronto’s Premiere Dance Theatre.
A Dora Mavor Moore Award nominee Randy was also the recipient of the prestigious Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award. In recognition of his creation of Dancing in the Third Act, Randy was selected as one of five finalists for the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. This was the first time since the inception of the award that Dance was named to the Masterworks shortlist. Mr. Glynn’s choreography has been produced and presented by companies in Canada, Ireland and the US.
In addition to his position as Artistic Director of Live Art Dance, Randy is also the Artistic Director of Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR). He and his partner dancer/director Pamela Grundy maintain a home in Granville Ferry in the Annapolis Valley where they grow grapes and make passable wine.
Megan Blanchard is a self described creative-analytical person. Holding a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Guelph University and a Bachelors in Environmental Design from Dalhousie University, Megan went on to complete her Masters in Architecture at the former Technical University of Nova Scotia, now Dalhousie University. Her thesis won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Gold Medal and she taught in the Department of Architecture as a Masters Student and upon completion of her degree.
She has a passion for communications and digital marketing, with a Diploma in Digital Media from Isabel Hoffman and Associates. Megan has run her independent marketing and communications firm, Work Room, for the past ten years. She has worked as the Production Manager at both Optimize and Soar Magazine, as an Interface Designer for Cyberplex, a Print Designer for Salter Street Films, and was the Creative Director of Multi-media Services at Vantage Communications. She worked as Fred Connor’s brand manager during the height of his popularity. She is an avid tennis player, ranked in Canada at the Masters Level. She has worked at Live Art Dance as the General Manager since 2019, where she is incredibly happy as a jack of all trades and a master of none.
Database / IT Administrator
Jayden Harvey has been a freestyle Hip-Hop dancer in the Halifax community for over 8 years. His key focus is in the styles of Popping, Hip Hop choreography and Freestyle. He’s worked as an Artist Educator with UNITY Charity and was involved in performances and workshops at various schools across Halifax, helping in facilitating drop-in sessions as well as an artist training intensive. After living in Toronto for four years completing a Computer Science degree at the University of Toronto, he came back to Halifax and has since been working at Live Art Dance as the Database and General IT Administrator.
Anastasia Wiebe is a Halifax-based Contemporary Dance Artist. She is a graduate of Peridance Capezio Centre’s certificate program in New York and holds a BA in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University.
Anastasia has established herself as a core company member with Mocean Dance where she has performed works by Marie Jose Chartier, Lydia Zimmer and Sara Coffin. She is also co-artistic director of Nostos Collectives where she has begun her choreographic explorations. Anastasia’s most notable creations are Parallel Paths, co-choreographed with Jessica Lowe and The Third Mountain, a Dance Theatre piece studying the individual’s experience with climate change.
Anastasia was selected as one of the six 2020 Media Arts Scholars for Centre for Art Tapes. This program has allowed her to gain skills to begin to create Dance works for Film. Her work has been supported by Arts Nova Scotia, Canada Council for the Arts, Centre for Art Tapes and Kinetic Studios. She joined the Live Art Dance Team in 2019 as an Administrative Summer Intern and presently works as an Administrative Assistant.
Rebecca Wolfe (she/her) is an emerging theatre maker in Kjipuktuk. She is an actor, freelance producer, arts educator, and occasional writer. Specializing in physical and devised theatre, she graduated from Humber College’s Theatre Performance Program in 2019. Rebecca works as the Associate Producer for both The Villains Theatre and HomeFirst Theatre, as well as the Administrator at Live Art Dance. She is the Artistic Producer of her company Alinea Theatre, which premiered her one-act play Penny.
You can find her teaching across the Halifax Regional Municipality at places such as the MacPhee Centre for Learning, Leica Hardy School of Dance, and Halifax Regional Arts. Her awards include the Lieutenant Governor Award of Nova Scotia for Excellence in the Arts, Theatre Nova Scotia Award, and Eastern Front Theatre’s Ten-Minute Play Writing Contest. Direction: Observatory Mansions and Zomblet (Asst. Director/Movement, The Villains Theatre), Elf The Musical Jr. (Halifax Regional Arts), and Down the Line (Nostos/KiDanCo). Acting: 4.48 Psychosis (Caravan Theatre), Young Company 2020 (Theatre New Brunswick), Penny (Alinea Theatre), PEACE Project (Transitus), Four Hours (Alumnae Theatre), and The Nutcracker (Symphony Nova Scotia). Film: Diggstown, Trailer Park Boys, Mr. D.
Board of Directors
Live Art Dance wishes to thank the volunteer work and the ongoing input from our Board of Directors.
The Board’s role in setting the culture and values of our company relating to matters of sponsorship, fundraising, governance, performance, ethics, integrity, legal compliance, transparency and responsiveness is invaluable to our day to day operations.
Kevin Schwenker - Chair
Gavin Stuttard - Vice Chair
Sheila Strong - Past Chair
Amanda Doyle - Treasurer
Otni Chinenere - Secretary