Trained in jazz ballet at the Montreal Jazz Dance Academy and then at the West Can Folk Performing Company in Montreal, Suzan is an accomplished artist and a seasoned teacher and choreographer. She recently appeared on CTV News Ottawa and will be offering workshops through MASC’s online program and the National Arts Centre’s #CanadaPerforms.
Rhonda Doxtator is a pow wow dancer from the turtle clan of Oneida nation. Here, Rhonda talks about working with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, finding cause for celebration beyond Canada’s devastating history of colonization, and art as medicine.
Skeleton Key Theatre produces original Canadian work that creates an immersive theatrical experience outside of traditional theatre spaces. Artistic Director Kate Smith shares her love of imaginary worlds and the “limitless” potential for creative collaboration during COVID-19.
Jamaal Jackson Rogers (AKA Just Jamaal the Poet) is well-known as a driving force for good in Ottawa’s spoken-word and literary scene, as well as a member of the MASC community. He talks about working with youth, being inspired by his family, and how he’s managing to stay creative in our COVID-19 world.
MASC is a charitable arts organization that brings the arts and culture alive for over 120,000 children, youth, and seniors in the Ottawa region each year. They have developed online programming that will soon be offered through school and community platforms.