Candice Irwin

Candice Irwin is an emerging artist working in dance, film, and performance art. She holds a BFA honours dance from York University with a focus in dance science and performance. She is the artistic director of Body Stories. She is also the founding member of us arts collective, the festival director of Your Dance Fest and the artistic director of Hub14 at Body Stories.

Irwin’s creative projects include stage, video and installation work. Her work has been presented on Norwegian Cruiselines, at The Toronto Fringe Festival, The SummerWorks Performance Festival, The Chimera Project’s FRESH BLOOD, Dance Matters, 60×60 Dance Toronto, the King Street Alternative Video Festival, and by Theatre Passe Murraille. She has collaborated with artists with backgrounds in theatre, dance, music and performance art. Some highlights have included the creation of the community arts installation Welcome to the Neighbourhood with Sochi Fried, Cathy Gordon, and Sean Robertson-Palmer and the creation of the dance film Deluge with Aria Evans.

As a performer, Irwin has had the privilege of working with artist including Anandam Dancetheatre, Peggy Baker, Susie Burpee, Expect Theatre, Sky Fairchild-Waller, Karissa Fyrrar, Kaeja d’Dance, Keiko Kitano, Random Acts of Dance (RAD) and Lynda Reino.

As well as being an active performer and creator, Irwin is also a dedicated educator and arts administrator. She is a certified EXPRESS DANCE teacher and level 2 C-I Training Instructor. She has worked as an educator for the Toronto District School Board, the Harbourfront Centre, Kaeja d’Dance and the Toronto French Montessori School. Her administrative experience includes contracts with Hub 14, Ontario School of Ballet, Canadian Dance Assembly, Kaeja d’Dance, Lesley Barber Music, and Healthy Dancer Canada.

Photo by Elli Garlin of Candice Irwin in Always With Me