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Hello Dawn

Dawn is brimming with excitement as she and Michelle bring Sassafras & Co to life, a venture aimed at fostering learning opportunities for local artists. With passion as her driving force, Dawn envisions a vibrant space where creativity thrives, providing a nurturing environment for artists to hone their craft and explore their full potential. Sassafras & Co is set to become a hub of artistic growth and collaboration, and she can't wait to witness the transformative impact it will have on the local creative community.

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Dawn has worked professionally as a director, choreographer across Canada for the past 20 years. Select credits: The Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof & The Sound of Music – Gateway Theatre, The Wiz – FCP (CTC Award); Anything Goes -  Metro Theatre (CTC Award & Ovation Nominee); 42nd Street - Metro Theatre (Ovation Award) and most recently Spring Awakening - Renegade (Ovation Award)


She trained at the Canadian School of Ballet, is a graduate of The Canadian College of Performing Arts, and worked with Enpoint ENT in Japan. Dawn was a company member & first soloist with Ballet West in Oban, Scotland before moving back to Canada.


She brings 25yrs+ experience teaching dance & musical theatre along with 18yrs in Arts Administration. Dawn was the Artistic Associate for Gateway Theatre in Vancouver BC. She is currently the Artistic Director of Pixie & Dot Productions and Sassafras & Co in Kelowna BC. 


Dawn is a five-time nominee for the Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Award in arts.


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.


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