Kayla Hoolwerf

Former Intern

Kayla Hoolwerf grew up in Nova Scotia, spending all her spare time in the dance studio, competing in jazz, tap, lyrical, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, and even dabbling a little in highland dance. Her passion for dance and storytelling brought her to Toronto where she studied journalism at Ryerson University while performing as a member of Ryerson’s Urban Hip Hop Union. Her bubbly personality and positive outlook took to television in 2013 where she was the summer host of Eastlink Magazine Nova Scotia. You may have also seen her at the Rogers Centre performing the seventh inning stretch during the 2014 Toronto Blue Jays season, as a member of the J-Force. 

Kayla was an intern with The Dance Current between April 2015 through June 2015.

Kayla Hoolwerf's Work


Justin Bieber’s new album comes alive with dance videos, one of which features Canadian Emma Portner.


Contact Dance International Film Festival By Kayla Hoolwerf

Emerging Views

Graham Kaplan at NDT 2 By Kayla Hoolwerf

École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in Boyfriend Material

Several performers from École de danse contemporaine de Montréal dance in Socalled’s new music video Boyfriend Material.

The Return of Peter Quanz’s Untitled

The finished ballet from 2013 explores a group of people struggling with the duality of drawing strength from within their community while also serving the basic individual needs to survive. Untitled is remounted in Q DANCE’s June 2015 production.

In Mixed Company by Parts+Labour_Danse

Montréal’s Parts+Labour_Danse delivers a full-bodied contemporary dance experience that stems from the two directors’ varying sources of inspiration.

Second String

Concepts of design and colour deficiencies are explored through the merging of modern dance and animation.


René Highway Scholarship is Presented for the First Time in Over 15 Years

On April 14, Toronto’s Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) honoured thirteen-year-old Thée Winddancer by awarding her the René Highway Scholarship to attend their school, after seeing her perform in a March Break Performance Camp led by Indigenous performing arts company Kaha:wi Dance Theatre.

Traces by Les 7 doigts de la main

Flips, spins and balancing acts are just the foundation of the multi-award winning performance Traces by Montréal’s Les 7 doigts de la main. It tells the story of refugees who use the power of creating to cope with the pain of destruction.

MOVEment: Stephen Jones Millinery x Jasmin Vardimon

Dance and fashion intertwine and unfold on film in an artistic engagement exploring the body in motion.

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