Barbara Simms, Dawson Lloyd, Sadie Segriff

Off Course Footing aims to create a low-stakes environment for artists to share works in progress and take creative risks by taking advantage of preexisting available space. Founded by three young dancers from Ryerson University, Off Course Footing highlights dance as its primary medium.  However, we are constantly looking to connect and share our platform with artists of various disciplines. We recognize the importance of working with actors, visual artists, musicians etc. in order to succeed on a multidisciplinary platform.Our goal is to inspire others though our love of the world around us and willingness to share with the general Toronto community.  We are hoping to learn about ourselves as artists, our community,  as well as what is means to create/produce your own work.

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Barbara is currently a student at the Ryerson School of Performance, and will begin her third year this coming September. As a child, Barbara trained both recreationally and competitively in highland dance, before beginning her formal training in ballet, modern and jazz at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts in Toronto. Barbara feels fortunate to have been able to work with Hanna Keil, Kelly Shaw, Bonnie Kim, Sharon B. Moore, and Alysa Martin among other established Toronto artists. In the summer of 2018, Barbara participated in TOES FOR DANCE’s one-week Ignite workshop, Alias Dance Project’s summer workshop, and the summer school at École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal. She hopes to continue her growth as a dancer over the course of summer 2019, which includes the opportunity to perform in Greece with the Ryerson School of Performance. 

Founder & Choreographer

Barbara Simms

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Sadie Segriff will begin her third-year in the Ryerson University’s Performance Dance program this September. In 2007 Sadie began her training in Whitehorse, Yukon. She has trained in multiple disciplines such as jazz, contemporary and ballet. Starting in 2014 Sadie was a part of Extremely Moving Youth Society (EMYS) and Borealis Soul Training Company (BOSO). She trained in these two programs until she graduated in 2017. As Sadie finished her second year at Ryerson and she made her professional debut in Enchoero where she performed student choreography and collaborated with professional artists such as Kirsten Sullivan. Sadie has also participated in Metamorphosis Method workshop this May working with Iratxe Ansa & Igor Bacovich. 

Founder & Choreographer

Sadie Segriff

Dawson Lloyd will be starting in September as a third year student at Ryerson Universities Performance Dance Program. In 2008 Dawson began his training in Toronto, Ontario in multiple disciplines. In 2014 he began his training at  Rosedale Heights School for the arts where he trained in ballet, jazz and modern. During the same time Dawson  trained at Joy of Dance Centre in urban styles such as hip hop and jazz and contemporary. Dawson made his postsecondary debut in Ryerson Dances at the beginnig of his second year. He also performed in Choreographic works and Enchoreo. These performances Dawson collaborated with many professionally renowned artists as well as his own works.

Founder & Choreographer

Dawson Lloyd

All shows will be presented at Factory Theatre

125 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5V 2R2

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