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In perpetual motion that is part of our immense privilege as first world creatives, we work with core teams on a project basis. Some artists join us regularly and others occasionally.

Here are just a few of the creatives we’re in relationship with during our 2023 – 2024 season, in addition to many whom we acknowledge on other pages of this site, for their glorious artistry and contributions.

Creative space by Odd Meridian
910 Richards St. – Unit 204
Vancouver BC, V6B 1T3
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2023 – 2024 core team

Ziyian Kwan

Artistic Director

Ziyian (she/her) is a Chinese Filipina settler, dance artist and the founding Artistic Director of Odd Meridian Arts. She visions and stewards our programming in collaboration with artists and communities.

photo Forest Borch

Tin Gamboa

Residence Artist, Co-Artistic Producer

Tin (she/her) is a Filipina Canadian dance artist who brings exquisite patience to how we realize projects, helping us foreground care for people as the key ingredient in producing work.

photo Emily Welz

Allie Lang

Publicist, Morrow Host

Allie (she/her) is a Dutch Indonesian Canadian dance artist who is the brains and beauty behind our socials, media relations and space operations at Morrow.

photo Albert Normandin

Juolin Lee

Residence Artist, Co-Producer, Stage Manager, Morrow Host

Juolin (she/her) is a Taiwanese Canadian dance artist who, since 2019, has worked with us in multiple roles, always with astute attention to detail and trademark enthusiasm.

photo Marely Hutchinson

Marisa Gold

Co-creator, Performer

Marisa (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist of African and European heritage. Marisa has collaborated with Odd Meridian as a cultural connector and dancer since 2020 and this season, we commission and present her choreography.

Kage

Composer, Performer

Kage (they/he/she) is a Japanese Canadian Taiko artist who has worked with us across multiple projects since 2015. Their Taiko art is integral to our annual Spells performances.

Harmanie Rose

Accessibility Consultant

Harmanie (she/her) is a disabled dance artist and white settler of Dutch, Lithuanian, and Scottish descent. She was a resident artist with us in 2022, and this year, we're grateful to have her support in nurturing accessible, creative, and physical spaces.

photo Luciana D’Anunciação

Kelly McInnes

Stage Manager, Creative Consultant, Rehearsal Director

Kelly (she/her) is a dance artist and settler of Irish, Scottish and British ancestry. Since 2016, she has been a trusted creative consultant who also attends a plethora of production minutiae.

photo Austin Wang

Chengyan Boon

Lighting Designer, Technician

Chengyan (he/him) is Canadian of Singaporean Peranakan Hong Kong Chinese heritage. He’s our go-to lighting designer and technician who we rely on for savvy and kindness.

Deanna w/ Kim Sato; photo Yvonne Chew

Deanna Peters

Webmaster

Deanna (they/she), of Mennonite & Scottish descent, designed, handbuilt and maintains this website. As a courageous and exacting dance artist, they have worked with us in multiple capacities since 2013.

photo Deanna Peters

Ahmed Khalil

Multimedia Designer

Ahmed (he/him) is the designer who created Odd Meridian’s and Morrow’s logos. We look forward to his collaboration in supporting promotion across several projects this season.

Volunteers

dance artist Palak Dhiman, ahmm 2023 volunteer

We are lucky to work with many volunteers who, in exchange for performance tickets or studio space at Morrow, support with myriad tasks. It’s a really sweet way for us to get to know people and build trade economy together!

Board of directors

Alix Hirabayashi President

Visual Artist and Counsellor at Elizabeth Bagshaw Clinic

Anjela Magpantay Vice President

Theatre Artist

Diane Kadota Secretary

Not-For-Profit Arts Manager

Nathalie De Los Santos Treasurer

Author, Communications Director and Graphic Artist

Peter Bingham Director

Artistic Director EDAM Dance

Rodney Clarke Director

Co-owner The Paper Hound Bookshop

Lauren Yeung Director

Dance Artist

Creative space by Odd Meridian
910 Richards St. – Unit 204
Vancouver BC, V6B 1T3
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