ASSOCIATE AND CONTRACT ARTISTS
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Associate artists are individuals who are employed by Wild Mint Arts, and work with us. For more information on how to become an associate artist, please contact.
Contract Artists are individuals who perform, teach, and tour with Wild Mint Arts on a contract basis. For more information on being added to the contract artist roster, please contact.
Elijah Wells | Co-Director
Elijah Wells (Kainai) is the co-founder and co-director of Wild Mint Arts. He has studied at Alberta College of Art and Design and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. His expertise in visual arts and design bring sets and regalia alive on stage. With touring experience and set design, he brings a wealth of experience to Wild Mint Arts.
Jessica McMann | Co-Director
Jessica McMann (Cowessess) is the co-founder and co-director of Wild Mint Arts. She has her Master of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Calgary. She brings years of experience in performance (Music, Dance) and touring to the company.
Cindy Daniels | Dancer & Elder
Cindy Daniels is from Bearspaw First Nation. She teaches from a Stoney Nakoda cultural viewpoint and supports young artists and community.
Allyson Dennehy | Contract Dancer
Allyson Dennehy is Plains Cree from Samson Cree Nation, Maskwacis, Alberta. She was initiated into the powwow circle in 2019 starting with Old Style Jingle and with this year will also start women's fancy shawl.
" I love to dance because it makes me feel alive. One of my Elders told me this about dancing: Pimâtisiwin Enâtaman. You are getting life- when you dance you are getting more life. You are moving to the drum and song, your blood is flowing, your heart rate moves to the song and your emotions and feelings are heightened".
Emily Solstice | Contract Dancer
Emily’s Solstice Tait’s practice is rooted in contemporary dance but happily crosses into theatre, stage management and film. She is of mixed settler and Ojibway ancestry (Urban member of Berens River First Nation). Her dances have been performed at The Manitoba Museum, The Forks National Historic Site, and along the shores of Lake Winnipeg. Select performances include The War Being Waged (Prairie Theatre Exchange), The Secret to Good Tea (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), Actualize (Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers), moi, suel·e (Théâtre Cercle Molière), Confluence (Raven Spirit Dance), The___ Place video with CBC Arts, and all these things collide inside of me (Good Women Dance Collective/ Jessica McMann).
Tina Hebert | Associate Dancer
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