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Fiona Griffiths (Toronto, CA)

Fiona Griffiths is a multifaceted artist and human being! She is a teacher, dancer, actor, mentor, clown, coach, director, choreographer, nurse and body worker.

Besides her modern dance and choreography BFA, and her multi-media performing arts and creative process MFA, Fiona also excels in Viewpoints and SourceWork. She has performed in dance, theatre, clown and video, and toured her acclaimed dance/theatre shows. A founder and ten-year director of Toronto’s Atelier Pochinko at the Theatre Resource Centre, she served as Artistic Director from 1990-92. She teaches and coaches artists of all disciplines and has taught in university theatre departments including Yale, York and spent 17 years teaching at School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Additionally, she has choreographed and coached in many professional theatre and dance companies. Her membership in CSARN, a senior mentoring organization, led to a busy summer in 2022 working with a playwright and producer, a performance artist and a filmmaker. In 2007/08, her sabbatical year at London, England’s Central School of Speech and Drama, she completed her MA in training and coaching actors. While abroad, Fiona performed in Hotel Medea, which played the Shunt Vaults in London and opened the Salisbury International Arts Festival. Fiona’s many awards include a 2016 OAC residency grant to research the older moving body. She also received an Ontario civic award for jury work on the York Arts Council, and a Canada Council B grant to research the work of Linda Putnam.