CREATIVE TEAM

2018/2019 Season
Jolene Bailie, Choreographer, Director
Hugh Conacher, Lighting, Production Assistance
Susan Chafe, Sound for Alex Colville and I, Feedback, and Mini Vignettes on Life and Love

Performers, working Project-based:
Jolene Bailie
Carol-Ann Bohrn
Neilla Hawley*
Helene Le Moullec Mancini
Waren McClelland
Aaron Paul
Sam Penner
Shawn Maclaine*
Camila Schujman


2017/2018 Season

Jolene Bailie, Choreographer, Director
Hugh Conacher, Lighting, Collaborator, and Production Assistance
Marie-Josee Chartier, Guest Choreographer for Quartet
Rachel Browne, Choreographer for Sending Love

Performers, working Project-based:
Jolene Bailie
Carol-Ann Bohrn
Jillian Groening
Helene Le Moullec Mancini
Aaron Paul
Sam Penner
Camila Schujman*
Ilse Torres Orozco*
Shawn Maclaine*


2016/2017 Season

Jolene Bailie, Choreography and Performance
Hugh Conacher, Lighting
Susan Chafe, Sound for Hybrid Human and Dancing Bodies
Marie-Josee Chartier, Guest Choreographer
Darryl Tracy, Guest Artist

Performers, working Project-based:
Jolene Bailie
Krista Nicholson
Jillian Groening
Helene Le Moullec Mancini
Elise Page
Carol-Ann Bohrn
Jessica Southgate
Aaron Paul
Natasha Torres-Garner
Arne MacPherson
Eric Blais
Claire Marshall
Philippe-Alexandre Jacques
Camila Schujman*


2015/2016 Season

Jolene Bailie, Choreography and Performance
Hugh Conacher, Lighting
Susan Chafe, Sound for Happyland

Dancers, working Project-based:
Jolene Bailie
Krista Nicholson
Ian Mozdzen
Jillian Groening
Leelee Davis
Helene Le Moullec Mancini
Elise Page
Warren McClelland
Carol-Ann Bohrn
Jessica Southgate
Camila Schujman*


2014/2015 Season
Jolene Bailie, Choreography and Performance
Hugh Conacher, Lighting
Wanda Koop, Visual Artist and Collaborator for Hybrid Human – Hybrid Xi’an and Today Solo
Susan Chafe, Sound for Myriad Beings, Today Solo, Hybrid Xi’an and All You Can Eat/The Top?
Anne Armit, Costumes for Today Solo and Hybrid Xi’an
Neda Vukas, Costumes for Inner Being
Bill Evans, Guest Artist, Gearshifting Performance Works is delighted to present Bill Evans’ 75th Birthday Solo Concert in Winnipeg in 2015

Dancers, working Project-based:
Jolene Bailie
Helene Le Moullec Mancini
Claire Marshall
Krista Nicholson
Sarah Roche
Ian Mozdzen
Janelle Hacault
Tanja Woloshen
Jillian Groening*
Elise Allard*

2013/2014 Season
Jolene Bailie, Choreography and Performance
Hugh Conacher, Lighting and Video
Wanda Koop, Visual Artist and Collaborator for Hybrid Human
Susan Chafe, Sound for Hybrid Human and Eat All You Want/The Top?
Anne Armit, Costumes for Hybrid Human

Dancers, working Project-based:
Jolene Bailie
Branwyn Bundon
Helene Le Moullec Mancini
Claire Marshall
Krista Nicholson
Christie Peters
Tiffany Thomas
Janelle Hacault
Jillian Groening*

2012/2013 Season
Jolene Bailie, Choreography and Performance
Hugh Conacher, Lighting and Video
Susan Chafe, Sound Inspiro
Neda Vukas, Costumes Aspects of Alterity
Marie-Josee Chartier, Guest Artist performing STRIA, a full-length show and teaching workshops to the community
Paula Blair, Guest Teacher

Dancers, working Project-based:
Jolene Bailie
Branwyn Bundon
Krista Nicholson
Nina Patel
Christie Peters
Emma Rose
Tiffany Thomas
Janelle Hacault
Jillian Groening*

2011/2012 Season
Jolene Bailie, Choreography and Performance
Hugh Conacher, Lighting and Video
Susan Chafe, Sound
Paula Blair, Guest Teacher

Dancers, working Project-based:
Jolene Bailie
Claire Marshall
Tiffany Thomas
Branwyn Bundon
Christie Peters
Krista Nicholson

2010/2011 Season
Jolene Bailie, Choreography and Performance
Jose Limon, Choreography
Nina Watt, Staging and Direction
Hugh Conacher, Lighting and Video
Wanda Koop, Collaboration
Susan Chafe, Sound
Anne Armit, Costumes

Dancers, working Project-based:
Jolene Bailie
Claire Marshall
Tiffany Thomas
Branwyn Bundon
Christie Peters
Krista Nicholson

2009/2010 Season
Jolene Bailie, Choreography and Performance
Deborah Dunn, Choreography
Anna Sokolow, Choreography
Denise Clarke, Choreography
Hugh Conacher, Lighting and Video
Anne Armit, Costumes
Susan Chafe, Sound
Wanda Koop, Collaboration
Bill Evans, Choreography

Dancers, working project-based:
Jolene Bailie
Freya Olafson
Tiffany Thomas
Ruth Levin
Claire Marshall
Andrew Milne
Tyrell Witherspoon
Christie Peters
Emma Rose
Mark Sawh Medrano
Krista Nicholson*

*Educational and bridging opportunities supported through scholarships from The School of Contemporary Dancers.

Since 2000, Jolene Bailie and Gearshifting Performance Works has had the pleasure of working with numerous amazing artists. These artists include:
Marie-Josee Chartier – the large scale project for 15 performers, petites danses, and two solo works for Jolene Bailie, A Short Voyage and Terrain.
Wanda Koop – collaborator for Sensory Life, Infinite World,  and the Hybrid Human body of work.
Bill Evans – new creation: Broken Columns, remounts: Alternating Current, Tres Tangos, Hard Times, Climbing to the Moon, Saintly Passion, Jukebox Saturday Night. Demonstrator for the Bill Evans Teaching Certification Program in Port Townsend, WA. Guest Artist and Teacher at the Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance. Teaching Assistant, Co-Choreographer for Interweave, adaptation and re-working of  Naturescape Unfolding I and Naturescape Unfolding II. Re-mounting of: Planetary Secrets. Rehearsal Director for Bill Evans’ work, including: Colony, Lament on Bourbon Street, MigrationsInterweave, Naturesacpe Unfolding INaturescape Unfolding II, Planetary Secrets, and Andante.
Don Halquist – worked with on several pieces with Bill Evans
Jeffery N. Bullock – MFA Thesis Advisor, 2010-2012
Nina Watt – direction and re-staging of Dances for Isadora, a suite of five solos by Jose Limon
Jim May – direction and re-staging of Escape and The End? Two solos by by Anna Sokolow
Deborah Dunn – new creation, The Green Zone
Denise Clarke – new creation, full length solo show, private i
Rachel Browne -new adaptation, Freddy, remount of Sending Love
Allen Kaeja – new creation for video Terrain
Joe Laughlin – new creation, walking thru myself
Brent Lott – outside eye, Everything’s Coming Up Roses
Marc Boivin – new creation, To Somewhere Else
Stephanie Ballard – re-mounts, Mara and Etude
Julia Sasso – remount, The Illegibility of this World
Gaile Petursson-Hileyre-mount, After Words

Gearshifting Performance Works supports the development of pre-professional dancers by creating, and/or facilitating, immersive bridging, mentorship, and performance opportunities. Opportunities for emerging dancers are educational activities, and have been created consistently and annually from 2005 to present.  Emerging dancers include/have included: Neilla Hawley, Ilse Torres Orozco, Mark Dela Cruz, Shawn Maclaine, Camila Schujman, Aaron Paul, Alexandra Winters, Leah O-Hara, Elise Page (Allard), Jillian Groening, Krista Nicholson, Janelle Hacault, Mark Sawh Medrano, Emma Rose, Sarah Helmer and Spenser Halfyard.

Special Thanks to Anne Armit and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Wardrobe Department for creating costumes for Jolene and the company from 2001-2011.