Erika Mitsuhashi is an emerging dance artist living and working on the unceded homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples, also known as Vancouver, British Columbia. She hold a BFA (hons.) degree in dance from Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts.
She has had the pleasure of interpreting the work of artists including Justine Chambers, Sasha Kleinplatz (MTL), Rob Kitsos, Vanessa Goodman, Judith Garay and most recently Ziyian Kwan, presented in festivals and platforms such as Vancouver International Dance Festival, International Dance Day hosted by The Scotiabank Dance Center, Dance Allsorts, Dancing on the Edge Festival, The Interplay Project, Re-FUSE presented by the Vancouver Art Gallery and Simon Fraser University masters showcase.
As an emerging choreographer, Erika’s work and collaborative projects have been presented locally and nationally by the Toronto Love-In’s PS:We are All Here Series, Surrey Art Gallery’s InFlux and the Shooting Gallery Performance Series, New Works, Halifax’s Kinetic Studios Open Studios Series, Berlin’s PAUL Studios and Boca De Lupo’s Artists in Residence Program. Additionally, she is co-artistic director of collectives Farouche and Mardon + Mitsuhashi.
Felicia is an emerging dance artist in Vancouver, BC. She holds a BFA Honours degree from SFU School for the Contemporary Arts. She has had the privilege to interpret the works of Emmalena Fredriksson, Judith Garay, Meredith Kalaman, Rob Kitsos, Hong Kong Exile and Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien. She has performed in several arts festivals in BC, including Victoria’s ROMP Festival, Victoria’s Dance Days, Dance in Vancouver, Music on Main, New Work’s Dance Allsorts, and Club PUSH. Additionally, Felicia has toured with choreographer Meredith Kalaman to Edmonton and Berlin.
Felicia also serves on the board of directors for the Training Society of Vancouver.
Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien is a choreographer and dancer in Vancouver BC. She holds a BFA (Hons.) in Dance from SFU School for the Contemporary Arts. As a choreographer her work has been presented at multiple venues, including Dancing on the Edge 2018, Victoria Dance Days 2018 + 2019 (Dance Victoria), Dance in Vancouver 2017, Dance Victoria Inaugural Choreographic Lab 2017, Project CPR: Choreographic Practice and Research, 12 Minutes Max (The Scotiabank Dance Centre), Dance Allsorts (New Works), and ROMP! Festival of Dance 2015 + 2017 (Suddenly Dance Theatre). In 2016 she came together with fellow artists Felicia Lau and Erika Mitsuhashi to form the collective Farouche.
She currently serves on the board of directors for The Training Society of Vancouver.