Denise Solleza is a graduate of York University where she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Specialized Honours in Dance. As a student and member of the York Dance Ensemble, Denise performed works by Susan Lee, Julia Sasso, Darcey Callison, Carol Anderson and Artistic Director Holly Small. As an emerging artist in the Toronto dance community, Denise has worked with artists such as Irvin Chow, Valerie Calam, Julia Aplin, Jesse Dell, and Catherine Murray. Denise is also a co-founder of Toronto-based dance collective, Half Second Echo. Denise has choreographed and performed several works with Half Second Echo, including Toronto Fringe Festival, Hamilton Fringe Festival, and Body Brake presented by Anandam Dance Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille.