Dylan Schoenmakers


Dylan Schoenmakers is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor working in publishing and the arts. He is passionate about cultural industries, and his work experience includes grant writing and strategy, arts reviewing, and outreach and communications, with a focus on contemporary dance and theatre. He’s also a fledgling student in the adult ballet program at Canada’s National Ballet School.

Dylan Schoenmakers' Work


You've Got Mail By Dylan Schoenmakers

Co-creators Naishi Wang and Jean Abreu have yet to meet in person.

Dancemakers' theatre / Photo courtesy of Dancemakers

Dancemakers, One of Toronto’s Oldest Dance Companies, Is Closing After 46 Years

After 46 years in operation, one of Toronto’s oldest dance companies has announced its closure. Dancemakers will officially end all activities in July 2021, following a final season of programming.


Taking an empathetic approach to dancemaking By Dylan Schoenmakers

Katie Cassady


Persisting through an apprenticeship full of obstacles By Dylan Schoenmakers

Tatiana Lerebours

On the Ground

Fast Adapting

By Dylan Schoenmakers

Festival Accès Asie (FAA) celebrates it’s twenty-fifth anniversary with a swift pivot due to COVID-19 closures. Dylan Schoenmakers speaks with the FAA team to find out how they managed the organizational shift.


A Glitch in Paradise

Zata Omm’s Eden Planted By Dylan Schoenmakers

Dylan Schoenmakers explores dance viewed virtually in his review of Zata Omm’s Eden Planted, now available in video form online.


Humanity Adrift

Alan Lake Factori(e)’s Le cri des méduses By Dylan Schoenmakers

A painting come to life, Le cri des méduses dramatizes humanity at its most fractured and desperate.

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Endless Imagination

By Dylan Schoenmakers

The most notable thing about The National Ballet of Canada’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the number of things worth noting.