Marketa Tokova

General Manager & Producer


General Manager Marketa Tokova moved to Toronto in 2017. She comes from the Czech Republic where she graduated in International Business at the University of Economics in Prague. Marketa has gained extensive experience working with not-for-profit organizations and corporate businesses in the Czech Republic, Belgium and Canada.

From 2008 to 2010, Marketa served on the International Board of Erasmus Student Network in Brussels. Erasmus Student Network is a student not-for-profit organization supporting international student exchange in Europe and beyond. She was elected Vice-President for the period of 2008-2009 and President for 2009-2010. From 2010 to 2017, Marketa worked as a Human Resource Manager for Pernod Ricard, an international producer and distributor of wine and spirits.

Her passion for the arts has eventually led her to the arts sector where she honed her skills in the arts administration, events production and financial management. In 2017-2018, Marketa worked for the Toronto Polish Film Festival as Administrative Manager and produced two editions of the festival. Since December 2018, she has been the General Manager for both BoucharDanse and Dusk Dances, and since 2020, she has supported Arzoo Dance Theatre as an administrator.




Sofi GudiÑo

Supporting Curator 2023


Sofi Gudiño is a dance artist and founder of Inamorata Dance Collective. Raised in flamenco and established in contemporary dance, Sofi’s work is marked by emotional intensity and choreographic risk. Inamorata’s creative focus is on the expansion of flamenco through omitting expectations of the form by classical Spanish traditions. They are exploring strong choreographic and musical risk that are influenced by contemporary, Latinx and queer arts. As a choreographer, Gudiño has enjoyed residencies at The Toronto Dance Theatre, The Chimera Project Company B Lab, and Dancemakers. Choreographic premieres include Nuit Blanche, Pride, New Blue Dance Festival, and with their award nominated piece, Picaza, in Toronto Fringe. In 2021, they premiered their first two dance films, SOLA and TAURA, online to critical acclaim.




Fanny Ghorayeb

Artist Advocate and Social Alignment Advisor


Fanny Ghorayeb began her professional dance career as a performer, dance teacher and choreographer. For 27 years, Fanny was a Dance educator at Cawthra Park Secondary School, where she developed an outstanding high school program for young dance artists. While teaching full-time, Fanny Ghorayeb maintained her involvement in the professional dance community. She served on the Boards of Directors for Dancemakers, the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC), was a Dora juror in the dance division, and a choreographer and teacher in several theatres and post-secondary institutions. Since leaving Cawthra Park in June 2017, Fanny has been involved in a number of independent projects with Canadian and international choreographers (e.g. Heidi Latsky (US), Sylvain Emard (Montreal)). Fanny currently serves on faculty at the Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Performance teaching Dance for Musical Theatre for fourth year Dance and Acting students.




Adina Herling

financial Manager


Adina Herling began her career in Arts Management after receiving a Diploma in Dance from the Toronto Metropolitan University and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance at the University of Calgary. After working with a number of arts organizations including Alberta Ballet School, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Genovese Vanderhoof and Associates, and Dance Umbrella of Ontario, she founded Adina Herling Arts Management in 2002.

She currently works as General Manager for Tribal Crackling Wind, Dreamwalker Dance Company, and pounds per square inch performance; as Administrator for ProArteDanza; and as Financial Administrator for BoucharDanse and Dusk Dances. Past clients include CanAsian Dance, Fujiwara Dance Inventions, Moonhorse Dance Theatre, Eve Egoyan, princess productions, adelheid dance projects, M-DO, Toronto Table Ensemble and Company Erasga Dance (Vancouver).




MikaËl Lavogiez

Website & Design Administrator


Mikaël Lavogiez is a web designer, photographer and videographer. A native of Strasbourg, France, he completed a degree in geography, but soon changed course and decided to invest his passion for photography and design within the arts and culture sector.

It was in Brussels in 2001 that it all started : Mikaël met Pierre Diependaele and Louis Ziegler, artistic directors of Theatre du Marché aux Grains. With the group, he worked as a technician and also created videographic imagery for such productions as Troilus et CressidaCassandre and Le Jour des Meurtres dans l’histoire d’Hamlet. He also delved into audiovisual production and created the association Procreaction, dedicated to recording and editing concerts and plays, as well as producing documentaries and short films.

After multiple trips to Asia, the USA and Europe, Mikaël decided to continue his artistic adventure in Canada. In 2008, he packed his bags and moved to Toronto where he quickly connected with local artists, choreographers and directors. After undertaking many roles within several artistic companies in Toronto, he created his own company, iSpin Media, in 2009 offering graphic design, web-design, photo/video and public relations services. He now lives in Vancouver, BC, where his business ventures continue.

Mikaël has worked for Dusk Dances since 2009!




Jade Silman

Social Media Coordinator


Jade Silman (she/her) is a theatre creator, dramaturg and administrator who foregrounds collaboration, equity, and passion in all her work. Since graduating from York University’s Theatre BFA, she has continued to learn through the Nightwood Innovators Program, Theatre Gargantua’s Emerging Artists Roundtable, and Toronto Fringe Festival’s TENT producers training program. Currently, she is the Program Assistant for Nightwood Theatre’s Write from the Hip training and the New Work Development Coordinator at Canadian Stage. Additionally, she has been working as a freelance dramaturg and creator, and arts administrator for companies including Next Generation Showcase, Crow’s Theatre, Dusk Dances, Arts Commons and CBC/Zone 3.






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