Joel Klein, Program Director
|Born in Medicine Hat, AB, Joel moved to BC to complete his studies at the UBC School of Music (Opera). Previously Arts Umbrella’s Registrar and Manager of Student Services, he has also acted as credit counsellor and student advisor for the Vancouver Community College / Arts Umbrella Dance Diploma program. A professional performer himself, Joel has extensive experience touring BC, and has sung over 100 performances in the province’s regional communities. |
Caroline Liffmann, Project Coordinator
Originally from Winnipeg, Caroline moved to Vancouver in 2000 to attend MainDance. She has since been active in the dance community as Assistant to the Artistic Director at MainDance, on the board of directors for the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists (BC Chapter), and as a professional performer, choreographer and creator of contemporary performance. Currently coordinating outreach at Made in BC, Caroline continues her work as an independent artist, and is also an arts educator at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
MiBC Outreach Coordinators
This stellar team from around the province creates tailor-made dance outreach activities, such as workshops, residencies, talk-backs and other initiatives that fit the unique communities where they live.
Though not direct staff of Made in BC - Dance on Tour, they are hired by individual presenters as part of the Made in BC Program.
| ||Anna has been dancing all her life and teaching dance and movement for over 35 years. She has been active with the Salt Spring dance community since her arrival on the island in 1986, and is always busy calling people's attention to Dance On Salt Sping including the many Made in BC events & the popular “Lobby Dancers”. |
| ||"I took recreational ballet lessons as a child in South Africa, but I am not a dancer. I have always been passionate about dance as an art form and I enjoy sharing this passion with others as a dance outreach coordinator. I think it is very important that children should see and appreciate contemporary dance, therefore I try to create dance opportunities through workshops in local schools and the community. I feel strongly that dance should be a part of every child's education. A few workshops sponsored by Made in BC - Dance on Tour in order to promote contemporary dance even grew into a small "dance school" in Kitimat. When children want to see a dance performance, they bring their parents too and that is how we build audiences." |
| ||Cailea Lorette has been involved in the Arts since she was 3 years old, as a performer and currently as a modern dance advocate. "I believe that deep down, everyone urns to be artistic and creative and its become my job to figure out how to tap into that." |
| ||Miriam is an independent dance artist based out of Smithers, BC. She works to integrate dance in its many forms into community; collaborating to make meaningful art with dancers, visual artists, musicians and people who just love to move. Working as the MiBC Dance Outreach Coordinator has inspired her to scheme creatively to invite her community to engage with contemporary dance in new ways. |
| ||Shelly has never professed to be a dancer but is learning so much about contemporary dance by being part of the Made In BC collective. Thrilled to be able to present contemporary dance in the Interior, Shelly is looking to increase audience and expand the networks for dance as the Outreach Coordinator. There are dance workshop opportunities and artist talkbacks sessions with each performance. Shelly is working to amalgamate dance into the community further by appealing cross-culturally to theatre and music appreciators and by engaging the School District.|