Alida Kendell works as a collective artist of the GWDC and as an independent dance artist.

She trained professionally at the School of Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg, MB, receiving her Bachelor of Arts with Honors upon graduation in 2009.

Her interest in choreography began at a young age, and throughout her transition from an emerging to professional choreographer, she has been continuously exploring and refining her craft as a means of expressing her understanding of the complexities of interpersonal dynamics.

The majority of Alida’s recent body of work was created on the GWDC. She has had the pleasure of presenting these works at numerous festivals and events in Edmonton such as Dancefest at Nextfest, Feats Festival of Dance, the Edmonton Fringe Festival, the Prairie Dance Circuit, as well as at the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Gala and at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Select works of hers have also been performed in Toronto, ON and Winnipeg, MB as part of GWDC’S critically-acclaimed Fringe Festival production, Fracture.

In order to delve deeper into her methods of creation, Alida has sought out and benefited from the choreographic mentorship offered through Artist-in-Residence programs with Mile Zero Dance and Dancers’ Studio West.

As an interpreter, Alida has worked with Sasha Ivanochko, Peggy Baker, Mélanie Demers, @tendance, the Edmonton Opera, Heidi Bunting Dance, the Jen Mesch Dance Conspiracy, AM Choreography and Pyretic Productions.

Photo © Max B. Telzerow