Colleen Snell


Colleen Snell was born in Canada, where she began dancing at the age of four. She trained at Toronto’s Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre as a company member. She then completed her post-secondary education at LADMMI in Montreal, where she became fully bilingual. Colleen recently completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Dance Studies with Distinction at the London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) in England, and will soon complete her Masters thesis in Contemporary Dance, focusing on inter-subjective states. Colleen has worked with artists such as Irene Dowd, Risa Steinberg, Maeva Berthelot and Winifred Burnet-Smith (of the Hofesh Shechter Company). With Dancemakers she was a guest artist for the FastTrack series in 2007 and a teacher in the EDAP program for both 2010 and 2011. She is currently fifth kyu in Aikido.

Colleen Snell's Work


One Waltz, One Requiem

Belinda McGuire performs two new works By Colleen Snell

Waltz and Slaughterhouse/Requiem form a double bill of powerful and compelling solo work danced by Belinda McGuire. Both are world premieres, one constructed by Sylvain Émard and one by McGuire herself.

Life, Creativity and Persistence

By Colleen Snell

Hanna Kiel, founder of Human Body Expression, is a choreographer with her finger on the pulse of the creative moment. Colleen Snell explores Kiel’s collaborative approach, impressive creative output and distinctive artistic voice.

Luke Garwood in Outlook/Overlook by Lauren Cook and Troy Feldman of Alias Dance Project / Photo by Sam So

A Thrill in the Air

Alias Dance Project's through your eyes By Colleen Snell through your eyes

Alias Dance Project presents through your eyes, a double bill celebrating the company’s tenth anniversary. Transforming space and distorting time, through your eyes plays with perception and familiarity.

Laughing in the Dark

By Colleen Snell

Three dance artists discuss using humour in dance and what experiences and artistic avenues are opened up by delving into the realm of the funny.


Now Presenting By Colleen Snell


Footsteps Across Canada

A Journey Across Canada's African Diaspora By Colleen Snell Footsteps Across Canada

While the choreographic work varied drastically from one piece to the next, universal themes of loss, tradition, internal struggle, displacement and the challenges posed by communication wove the dances together.


Casting Light on Dance By Colleen Snell

What dance artists need to know to illuminate their creative vision: a conversation with lighting designer Joe Pagnan


Evi-Dance Radio Ends after Sixteen Years

Citing an “internal dispute with the station,” Toronto’s community radio station Evi-Dance ended on December 4, 2015.


Toronto’s Series 8:08 Ends

On September 30, 2015, Series 8:08 ceased its activities after twenty-two years of operation. According to an announcement on the Series 8:08 website, the decision follows Artistic Director Yvonne Ng’s resignation and a subsequent “discussion about 8:08’s place and future in the Toronto arts community.”


By Colleen Snell

A personal exploration of the challenges and revelations of an emerging choreographer at Springboard Danse Montréal 2015.

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