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Armando Biasi

Editorial Assistant

Armando Biasi, a Toronto native, started dancing at age three. He trained at Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), where he graduated in 2008, and spent some time in the school’s Post-Secondary Program where he worked closely with Peggy Baker. Armando has worked with the National Ballet of Canada for several productions, including The Contract, Pastorale and The Nutcracker as Misha. During a stint at the University of Toronto, Armando joined Silhouettes Dance Company and performed with the company for two years. More recently, Armando worked at the ballet school’s library to help establish their archives. 

Armando Biasi's Work

 

Odysseo with Darren Charles

By Armando Biasi

Before starting hip hop classes at the age of fourteen, Darren Charles trained as a decathlete and high-board diver. He is now the choreographer and resident director for Odysseo the wildly popular equine extravaganza produced by Cavalia.

Inspired!

Darren Charles By Armando Biasi

Choreographer and resident director for Odysseo the wildly popular equine extravaganza produced by Cavalia.

Emerging Views

Olivia Shaffer By Armando Biasi

Olivia Shaffer graduated from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver in 2009 with a BFA and went on to spend six years travelling extensively, focussing on improvisation. In Israel, she helped found Foreigners’ Collective, an international community of dance artists staging original work drawing on intercultural collaboration. She is now participating in Bloom, a six-week choreographic residency at Vancouver’s Mascall Dance. It is Shaffer’s first foray into the Vancouver dance scene as a choreographer.

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