- Vancouver based dance artist
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CV

Choreography & Collaborations

Erika Mitsuhashi and Francesca Frewer, “Dust”
collaborators: Nellie Gossen and Adam Asnan
Artists in Residence, PAUL Studios, Berlin; September 2018

Farouche Collective, “We Talk Disco One Day”
dir. Erika Mitsuhashi, Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, Felicia Lau
collaborators: Lexi Vajda and Avery Smith
Performed at The Gold Saucer Studios; September 2018

Mardon + Mitsuhashi, “Tender Engine”
dir. Erika Mitsuhashi and Alexa Mardon
collaborators: Elissa Hanson, Zahra Shahab and Brynn McNabb
Artists in Residence, Boca Del Lupo Theatre Company Fishbowl Space; March 2018
Performed at Kinetic Studios Halifax’s Open Studios series; January 2018
Artists in Residence, The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts; January 2018
Artists in Residence, Toronto Dance Theatre’s Emerging Voices Program; December 2017

Farouche Collective, new work in progress
dir. Erika Mitsuhashi, Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, Felicia Lau
Artists in Residence, The Anvil Centre; September 2017

Farouche Collective, “LILAC”
dir. Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien
collaborators: Felicia Lau, Erika Mitsuhashi
mentorship: Remy Sui
Artists in Residence, Simon Fraser University Dance Alumni Lab; May-June 2017
Performed at Suddenly Dance Theatre’s ROMP! Festival of Dance; July 2017

Mardon + Mitsuhashi, “Score for a New You”
chor. Erika Mitsuhashi and Alexa Mardon
Performed at VIVO Media Arts Centre; April 2017

Erika Mitsuhashi and Francesca Frewer, “The Saddest Girl at the Party”
Performed at rEvolver Theatre Festival at the Cultch Greenhouse; May 2018
Performed at New Works’ 2017/18 Season Launch at The Orpheum Annex; September 2017
Performed at Shooting Gallery Performance Series at the Dusty Flowershop; March 2017

Farouche Collective, “Farouche: an evening of work by the Farouche Collective”
chor. Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, Erika Mitsuhashi, Felicia Lau
Performed at The Gold Saucer Studios; November 2016

Mardon + Mitsuhashi, “New Beginnings”
chor. Erika Mitsuhashi and Alexa Mardon
Performed at The Toronto Community Love-In’s ps:we are all here series; July 2015

Erika Mitsuhashi, new work in progress
collaborators: Alexa Mardon, Felicia Lau, Robert Azevedo
Artist in Residence, Simon Fraser University Dance Alumni Lab; May-June, 2016

Erika Mitsuhashi, “This room has curved edges”
chor./performance: Erika Mitsuhashi
Performed at the Powell Street Festival at the Firehall Arts Centre; August 2014

Performance

2018

Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, “8bitself”
Dancing on the Edge Festival, Vancouver, BC; July 2018

Justine A. Chambers, “Performance and Discussion Afternoon with Justine A. Chambers, Peter Dickinson and Evann Siebens, in response to Beginning with the Seventies: Radial Change Exhibition”
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC; July 2018

Evann Siebens, Vanessa Goodman & James Gnam, “Beginning with the Seventies: Radial Change, Special Solstice Performance”
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC; July 2018

Ziyian Kwan, “Public and Private”
Left of Main, Vancouver, BC; March 2018

2017

Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, “8bitself”
The Scotiabank Dance Centre, curated as part of Dance in Vancouver, Vancouver, BC; November 2017

Sasha Kleinplatz, “Ing”
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC; March 2017

Justine Chambers, “Semi-precious: the faceting of a gemstone only appears complete and critical”
Vancouver Art Gallery, Re-Fuse, Vancouver, BC; March 2017

Deanna Peters/Mutable Subject, “Dancers Playing Basketball”
Vancouver International Dance Festival, Vancouver, BC; March, 2017

2016

Sasha Kleinplatz, “How will  we be together?”  
Simon Fraser University/The Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, BC; November 2016

Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, “8bitself”
Dance Allsorts at the Roundhouse Community Center, Vancouver, BC; November 2016

Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau, “5 Tableaux (It Bounces Back)”
Or Gallery, curated in conjunction with SWARM, Vancouver, BC; September 2016

Mahaila Patterson -O’Brien, “For the time being”
Dance Allsorts at the Roundhouse Community Center, Vancouver, BC; January 2016

2015

Robert Kitsos, “Saudade”
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC; December 2015

Emmalena Fredriksson, “Dance Work / Work Dance”
Audian Gallery, Vancouver, BC; May 2015

2014

Judith Garay/Dancers Dancing, “20.20.20.”
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC; September 2014

Vanessa Goodman/The Contingency Plan, “what belongs to you”
Dancing On The Edge Festival, Vancouver, BC; July 2014
Dance In Vancouver Festival, Vancouver, BC; November 2013

2013

Daisy Thompson, “Re-marks on Source Material”
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC; July 2013

2012

Vanessa Goodman/The Contingency Plan, “Peeling Away Like A Bubble In Wallpaper”
Dancing on the Edge Festival, Vancouver, BC; July 2012

Education/Training

2016

2016 Toronto Community Love-in summer intensive, 2 week workshop series, instructors included: Christopher House (TO), Jamie Wright (MTL),  Jenn Goodwin (TO), Alleyne Dance (UK), Susan  Rethorst (USA) and Claire Reid (TO) Dovercourt House, Toronto, ON

2015

2015 Hofesh Shechter Company intensive, 1 week training under direction of Hofesh Shechter Company members in choreographic repertoire of Hofesh Shechter (UK) The Banff Center, Banff, AB

2015 Tara Cheyenne Performance Talking & Dancing workshop, text and movment workshop under direction of artistic director Tara Cheyenne Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

2014

2014 605 Collective winter intensive, 1 week training under direction of artistic directors Josh Martin and Lisa Gelley in collective repertoire and choreographic methodologies Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

2014 Gaga winter intensive, 1 week training in gaga under direction of Ohad Naharin and Batsheva Dance Company members, training in gaga and gaga methodologies Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, USA

2011

2011 Open training program 3 months training in gaga, contemporary, modern, ballet techniques Peridance Center, New York USA

2012

2007 - 2012  Simon Fraser University B.F.A.Contemporary Dance training contemporary, modern technique, dance composition performed repertoire from choreographers: Judith Garay, Cheryl Prophet, Serge Benethan, Desiree Dunbar, Mui Cheuk-yin, Joe Laughlin, Karen Jamieson, Rob Kitsos, Shae  Zukiwsky, Katie DeVries, Jennifer Mascall, Mark Haim, Marla Eist, Alison, Denham Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

2007

2002 - 2007 training in RAD ballet, ISTD ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical, hip hop Vancouver Academy of Dance, Richmond, BC

Teaching

2017-present

Instructor, Training Society of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, professional “working class” contemporary technique

2007-2010

Instructor, Vancouver Academy of Dance, pre-school level ballet of RAD syllabus, developed parent and tot syllabus

Positions

2017-present

Co-artistic director Francesca Frewer & Erika Mitsuhashi  

2016-present

Co-artistic director Farouche Collective

2016-present

Co-artistic director Mardon + Mitsuhashi

Board & Volunteering

2012-present

Board member of Training Society of Vancouver, administration and programming professional contemporary dance training, Vancouver, BC