About the Artist
The Durham School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance provides a safe space for the cultivation of creativity through dance. They’ve achieved the highest awards and accolades throughout Ontario and Internationally.
Director Madeleine Twyman trained at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York City and at The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in NYC. In her 13 years as a professional Artist/dancer in New York City, Madeleine has danced with many professional modern dance companies including The Martha Graham Ensemble, Forces of Nature Dance Theatre of Harlem and Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn.
Madeleine was recently awarded The Outstanding Choreography Award at The Youth America Grand Prix 2019 in Toronto. DSBCD works with youth groups and not for profit organizations in Canada, The United States and India to help facilitate a global growth in positive social change.
About The Wild Nellies
The Wild Nellies is a growing collective of women creatives who share a passion for the healing power of creative self-expression. We gather to perform and exhibit our work, and to celebrate our sheroes — the women who inspire us. Our events raise awareness and funds for charities that support women in escaping domestic violence and finding their own voice.