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GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH PROFILES

Valerie Calam

MFA Candidate - Year 2
valalam@yorku.ca

See Valarie Calum's profile on the website for the MFA Graduate Program in Dance.

Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Valerie Calam began dancing at age 7.  She moved to Toronto at age 18 to attend the School of Toronto Dance Theatre's Professional Training Program where she was first introduced to modern dance, falling in love with the Graham Technique.   After graduation, she had the privilege of working with Dancetheatre David Earle and Danny Grossman Dance Company.  Under the Artistic Direction of Christopher House, Valerie was a member of Toronto Dance Theatre from 1999-2009 where she also worked with Peter Chin, Sasha Ivonochko, Sharon Moore, Stephanie Skura and others.  Recently, Valerie has performed with Les Production Figlio, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, ProArteDanza and The Dietrich Group.  Valerie is the 2011 winner of the KM Hunter Award for Dance. Valerie has been presenting choreography in Toronto since 1997 and recently formed Company Vice Versa to umbrella her work in choreography, sound design and dance video.   Valerie has been nominated for four Mavor Moore Dora Awards including Outstanding New Choreography in 2007. She presented her first full-evening work “Children of the Triangle” in January 2012 through a partnership with CreatiVenture Collective.  She guest teaches and choreographs at Ryerson University as part of Ryerson Dances 2009 and 2011.