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Our Mission 

Guelph Dance aims to engage, support and connect. We strive to be a nationally-recognized leader in contemporary dance by offering a platform for dance artists to share their vision, push creative boundaries, and engage community audiences. 


Our Mandate 

To present works that are innovative and that represent the multidiverse dance being produced in Canada. 

To support local and national dance artists at all stages of development. 

To foster community engagement and collaboration in contemporary dance.  

To offer arts experiences that are financially, socially and physically accessible. 



Established in 1998, Guelph Dance was founded by Co-Artistic Directors Catrina von Radecki and Janet Johnson. With the firm belief that dance artists should be able to live and work outside major metropolitan areas, the two began to teach, choreograph, and perform in the City of Guelph. Today, we offer many different dance events and programs including the annual Guelph Dance Festival, March Break and Summer Arts Explosion Camps, Workshops in Schools and Local Initiaives.