Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, dancer, teacher, producer and choreographer, Tina Fushell, lives and works in Toronto where she has been based since 1999. As a performer, she has collaborated and originated roles in the works of numerous choreographers including Susie Burpee, Valerie Calam, Jesse Dell, Kate Franklin, Luke Garwood, Ame Henderson, Brendan Jensen, Sebastian Mena, Matjash Mrozewski, and Darryl Tracy, among others. Tina’s own choreographies include, How to be a Good Wife (2007), Smitten (2008), Dance-a-line (2011), Freedom Party (2014), and Yin/Yang (2015).
Tina’s work has been presented across Ontario and the country, including performances in Porch View Dances, Hub 14 “Full Stop”, Hysteria: Festival of Women, The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, Festival of New Dance, Dance made in Canada, and Nuit Blanche. An active producer, Tina was a Co-Artistic Director of Ambitious Enterprises (AE) with Kate Franklin from 2002 to 2012; together they produced the “At the Wrecking Ball” series, which provided opportunities for emerging choreographic talents and their collaborators from various disciplines. When not creating and performing in dance works, Tina invests in the next generation of dancers through her work at George Brown College.
The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, 1999-2002
Quinte Ballet School of Canada, 1995-1999
Areas Of Specialization
Contemporary/Modern Dance Technique
Areas Of Expertise
Choreography, Curation, Production
Co-Artistic Director, Toronto Dance Community Love In
Curatorial Intern, SummerWorks
Metcalf Performing Arts Mentorship, 2017