Posted on 07 Feb 2018 in

Sasha Ivanochko’s new work

SCA MFA Graduate Sasha Ivanochko has been announced as the new Artistic Director of Dancers’ Studio West in Calgary. Here's their announcement in full:

After an extensive 4-month national search by the Board of Directors, Dancers’ Studio West (DSW) announces Sasha Ivanochko as its new Artistic Director, commencing August 2018. Outgoing Artistic Director Davida Monk will complete her tenure in July 2018, following the 2018 Dance Action Lab. Ivanochko, Artistic Director of Ivanochko et cie-projets de performance (Montréal) and who is currently teaching at the University of Calgary and the School of Alberta Ballet, brings a wealth of experience and artistic vision to the role. Her critically acclaimed choreography has toured internationally to renowned festivals and presentations including the International Theatre Festival of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Fluid Festival (Calgary), The Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa), DanceWorks (Toronto), 2007 IETM (Montréal) and the visiBIe Arts Festival (Los Angeles). Ivanochko will lead Dancers’ Studio West’s 37th Annual Alberta Dance Festival & Creative Intensive (as programed by Monk) to take place in August/September 2018.

Sasha Ivanochko said “It is with honour and humility that I take up the artistic leadership of Dancers’ Studio West. I’m inspired by the direction the organization has taken in recent years in providing Alberta dance artists with programs in training, creation and performance. I’m looking forward to connecting with artists and collaborating with DSW’s staff and Board of Directors in furthering our mission to provide quality experiences
and resources for artists at every stage of career. I cannot wait to get started!”

Dancers’ Studio West Board President Megan Ballard said “We are delighted that Sasha Ivanochko will succeed Davida Monk, who has led Dancers’ Studio West so adeptly over the last ten years. Sasha impressed the Search Committee with her depth of experience as a mentor, teacher, choreographer and performer, and her passion for developing and inspiring contemporary dancers and choreographers. The Board looks forward to working with Sasha in this next exciting phase of Dancers’ Studio West’s development.”

Congratulations, Sasha!