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Zach Bio
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Zachary Cardwell is a dance artist  interested in cultivating connections within ourselves and between one other through dance education, performance, and facilitation. 


Zachary’s training began at Canada's National Ballet School Young Dancers Program (formerly the Associates Program) where he expressed himself in spacious studios, supported by industry-leading teachers, accompanists, and administration. Zachary later trained at Arts Umbrella under the direction of Artmeis Gordon, where he received a diploma of dance and toured Holland with the Arts Umbrella Post-Secondary Dance Company. 


A former dancer with Toronto Dance Theatre, Zachary currently works with Little Pear Garden Dance Companyand hART Dance. The artistic direction of Christopher House, Martha Hart, and Emily Cheung respectively has greatly influenced Zachary’s career. 


As a Toronto-based freelance dancer,  Zachary has had the pleasure of working with Dusk Dances, Zata Omm Dance Projects, Jane Alison McKinney, ACE dance Theatre, and Caroline’s Creative Initiatives, and continues to connect with current artists and companies. 

In 2019 and 2020, Zachary facilitated and presented In Response: An Evening of Music and Dance I and II). Since 2017, Zachary has been teaching his own partnering workshop, B I S BIC (Bodies In Space Bodies In Contact), in which dancers explore fundamental principles of partner-based dancing.

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