Heidi Strauss - artistic director

Heidi Strauss began her career as an independent dance artist working with choreographers and companies in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and abroad. She developed Four Chambers (1998-2006) with Darryl Tracy – a partnership that saw the commissioning and presentation of several works and shows. Choreography became a central focus for her and in 2008 she formed adelheid. The company, through residency opportunities at The Factory Theatre and The Theatre Centre, has created several award winning works and tours nationally.

Rachel Penny - creative producer


Rachel Penny has worked as an arts administrator with organizations including Harbourfront Centre, Luminato, Young People’s Theatre, Toronto Festival of Clowns, Quiptake, Volcano Theatre, and Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Rachel is also General Manager of The Artists Mentoring Youth Project, and a freelance producer. In 2015 she completed a mentorship in artistic producing with Aislinn Rose and in 2015/2016, she worked for Volcano Theatre/Peggy Baker Dance Projects in a General Management Internship mentored by Meredith Potter.

Jeremy Mimnagh - artistic associate

JJeremy Mimnagh is a Toronto based photographer, filmmaker and sound designer. He also works as projection designer for performance. His still collections and film work have been shown across Canada and internationally. Film credits include: girl in mourning & a settling haze (co-created with Heidi Strauss), Jamaican, From Gentle Ashes and a short film for Bravo! called Floating Construct (co-created with Peter Chin), and a series of short films created around adelheid’s elsewhere in collaboration Laura Taler.

Jane Alison McKinney - re•research administrator


Vicki Sue Machin - Intern


Board of Directors

Claire Holland, Chair
Bradley Powell, Treasurer
Nicole Hensen, Secretary
Irma Villafuerte
John Dalrymple

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