Lacey completed a BFA (Hons.) in Performance Dance at Ryerson University, where she found her passion for choreography. Soon after graduation, she was selected by Dance Ontario for the Creative Partnership to create her first professional work, Unframed Portraits. In 2008, she created The Gaze for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal’s First National Choreographic Competition, which premiered at L’Agora de la Danse in Montreal. Lacey premiered her first full-length work I.Me.You.We. pictures of my heart in 2015.
In addition to her own work, Lacey has had the pleasure of interpreting works by distinguished choreographers Denise Fujiwara, Robert Desrosiers, D.A. Hoskins, Andrea Nann, Gerry Trentham and Jody Oberfelder. Over the past seven years, Lacey has worked with Fujiwara Dance Inventions on the Dora nominated production Eunoia and on their new work Songs That Move Us, set to premiere November 2017. She is also a Dora Mavor Moore recipient for her role in the ensemble of The Deitrich Group’s, This is a Costume Drama.
In London, Ontario Lacey has been producing full-evening dance productions since 2007 and co-founded FLUX London Dance Festival (2014-2016), where she began her journey in dance 30 years ago. An associate teacher with the Society of Russian Ballet, she is passionate and committed to the development of the next generation of young dancers through her training programs and workshops.
Miko Sobreira (Co-Director)
Miko Sobreira grew up in small towns in Venezuela, Mexico and Spain. There he was exposed to and deeply influenced by Afro-Venezuelan, Latin-Caribbean and Spanish culture. By the age of seven his theatrical career began with Compañia de Teatro Ciudad Bolivar. In Venezuela Miko performed with Compañia del Estado Miranda, Teatro Nacional Juvenil, Rajatabla and Comedia del Arte troupe Tiempo Comun.
Since immigrating to Toronto in 1994, Miko has had the opportunity to collaborate and perform with many Canadian choreographers such as Claudia Moore, Pam Johnson, Maxine Heppner, Holly Small, Alejandro Ronceria, Learie McNichols, David Duclos, Allen and Karen Kaeja, Corpus, Sound Image Theatre, Victor Quijada, Katherine Tardiff, Francine Gagne and many more. Miko worked with RUBBERBANDdancegroup as a dramaturge for seven years after collaborating and performing as a guest artist since 2001. For the past twelve years, Miko has worked with Fujiwara Dance Inventions on No Exit, Eunoia and currently on the creation of Songs That Move Us, premiering at Dance Works 40th Anniversary season this fall.
SUMMER INTENSIVE 2018 with guest RUBBERBANDance