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Meet the Board: Holly Rawlins

Photo: Chelle Wootten Photography Holly Rawlins | SAM Board Director Holly Rawlins (she/her) is a public relations and communications professional in Halifax, Nova Scotia with an extensive performing arts background. She is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Theatre Acting Program and was the recipient of the Tommy Sexton Memorial Triple Threat Award. As… Continue Reading Meet the Board: Holly Rawlins

Meet the Board: Kathryn MacLellan

Kathryn MacLellan | SAM Board Director Kathryn MacLellan is an actress/figure skating choreographer/producer and Artistic Director/Founder of KAZAN CO-OP Theatre. Kathryn is an award winning film actor (ACTRA Award for Best Supporting Actress 2019), producer (Multiple Merritt Awards for KAZAN), and has received many nominations and critical acclaim for her work on stage. Kathryn has… Continue Reading Meet the Board: Kathryn MacLellan

Meet the Board: Pamela Grundy

Pamela Grundy | SAM Board Director Pamela Grundy is an arts and culture worker with a career spanning decades, provinces, and disciplines – including as a dancer, director, curator, fundraiser, and consultant. She was for 30 years an artist with the legendary Danny Grossman Dance Company including many years as Co-Artistic Director. She is a… Continue Reading Meet the Board: Pamela Grundy

Meet the Board: Martine Durier-Copp

Martine Durier-Copp | SAM Board Chair Dr. Martine Durier-Copp is multi-lingual academic administrator currently serving as the Acting Vice President, Academic and Research at NSCAD University. She also serves as a member of the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council. Martine is a passionate arts champion and practitioner. She is the Artistic Director of Flamenco en Rouge (a… Continue Reading Meet the Board: Martine Durier-Copp

#SAMspotlight on Kinetic Studio

#SAMspotlight on Kinetic Studio #SAMSPOTLIGHT #THESAMBLOG This episode of the #SAMspotlight series features Liliona Quarmyne, the Artistic Director of Kinetic Studio, a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, development and presentation of contemporary dance. Liliona shares with us how Kinetic strives to adapt to the needs of dance artists – especially during a global pandemic… Continue Reading #SAMspotlight on Kinetic Studio

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