Jaseena Elvin

Jaseena Elvin Project title: Me, Myself & I Despite starting my University journey at a different school, I fell in love with Drama classes at an early […]

Katherine DeCoste

Katherine DeCoste Under Water – Nextfest 2020 Katherine DeCoste is a queer, white settler in amiskwaciy, where she writes poetry and plays and recently earned her BA […]

Svitlana Kravchuk Svitlana Kravchuk is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Ukraine, raised in the Middle East and now settled in Canada. Svitlana holds an Hon. BA in […]

Jana Brodkin-Singh Jana is an artist based out of Calgary, Alberta, interested in art and painting. She studied artwork from Alberta College of Art +Design and graduated […]

Allison Vicente

Allison Vicente A collaborator of To:For:, Allison Vicente is an emerging dance artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has recently graduated from the Contemporary Dance program […]

Dana Prather

Dana Prather Dana is thrilled to be working on sam at the base of the mountain for her very first Nextfest (2020)! A Calgary-based theatre artist, she […]

Lebogang Disele Pronouns: She/Her Lebogang Disele is a PhD student at UofA in the Drama Department, and her work has a political stance. In Edmonton, she has […]

Sora Park Sora Park is an interdisciplinary artist based in Edmonton. She explores how quantitative and qualitative data gathered during an immersive practice of field research translates […]

Hannah Shikatani

Hannah Shikatani Project: Agether Topart, an interactive dance film at Nextfest 2020 Hannah Shikatani is a recent graduate of Ryerson University’s Performance Dance program where she received […]

Lauren Brady

Lauren Brady theBYSTANDER – Lauren Brady is an actor, dancer, clown and emerging choreographer/creator from Calgary. She is currently going into her fourth year of the BFA […]

Jenna Werhun

Jenna Werhun Jenna and Cameron have been working closely together for approximately four years. Their primary focus has been on strengthening the relationship between dancers and musicians […]

Tito Guillen

Tito Guillen Tito Guillen is the writter/director of the films ‘Cover‘ and ‘Arkham Rising‘ which will both be screening during NextFest this year. An avid lover of […]

Andrea Handal Rivera

Andrea Handal Rivera Andrea Handal Rivera – Dancefest, Fruit Snack Pronouns: She/Her. Andrea is thrilled to be returning to Nextfest with their Online Festival this year! She is a […]


Bailebail Bailebail is here to stay! Bailebail, also known as Carl Bailey, got his start in the music scene while receiving his business degree at The […]

Stuart McDougall

Stuart McDougall The Woman in the Red Dress is Stuart’s first foray into NextFest, and he couldn’t be happier to work with the wonderful folks he’s met […]

Emilie St.Hilaire Emilie St.Hilaire is an interdisciplinary artist currently pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Alberta. Through video projections and installation Emilie’s work […]

Sarah Emslie

Sarah Emslie Sarah is an Alberta-based theatre artist and holds a BFA from the University of Alberta in Acting. Selected theatre acting credits include Crave (Stonemarrow Theatre), […]


NIUBOI NIUBOI came from space to save the world from a life of blasé mundanity. They live and work in Amiskwaciy (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory. […]

Golden Grey

Golden Grey It began as a hobby and blossomed into a passion, the artist known as Golden Grey became captivated by electronic music. He familiarized himself with […]

Kiruthika Rathanaswami

Kiruthika Rathanaswami Kiruthika Rathanaswami is an Edmonton based bharata natyam (Indian Classical Dance) performer. For the past 24 years, she has been under the mentorship and guidance […]


NASRA NASRA is a queer, Muslim, Oromo creator based in Amiskwaciy (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory. Nasra acts as Director/Founder of Black Arts Matter- Alberta’s interdisciplinary […]

Tia Kushniruk

Tia Kushniruk Tia Kushniruk is the Choreographer and Assistant Director of Fruit Snack. From Edmonton AB, she graduated from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre (STDT) in […]

Andrea Ruschin Andrea Ruschin is an Edmonton based performer originally from Alberta’s pee break, Red Deer. A student at the University of Alberta, she’s set to complete her […]

Stefan Makowski Stefan Makowski was born in St. Albert, Alberta, and has been producing and DJing electronic music under various pseudonyms since 2009. He is currently studying […]

Katie Cassady

Katie Cassady This is not an original conundrum –  Nextfest 2020 Katie Cassady is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer based in Vancouver, BC, the unceded territories of […]

Zachary Strom Zachary Strom is an Edmonton-based performer and creator entering his fourth year of the BFA in Acting at the University of Alberta. Most recently, he […]

Julia van Dam

Julia van Dam Julia van Dam is excited to be working with her friends in this new way for Nextfest! A Dutch Canadian singer, dancer, and actor currently […]

Paige Knickle

Paige Knickle Paige Knickle is an Edmonton-born clown, improviser, actor, singer, and entrepreneur. Paige was honoured to study the art of Pochinko clown with esteemed clown Jan […]

Jack Copland

Jack Copland DON’T LET ME GO – Nextfest 2020 Born in Kelowna and raised in Mississauga, Jack grew up impersonating his hockey coaches and prank-calling Pizza Pizza […]


Toddske As life-long fan of the arts, Toddske, with the help of his friends, decided to turn fantasy into reality by following his passions. What started […]


Sare After spending their high school years filling notebooks with poetry, Sare discovered a fascination with the energy created through live music and started finding a […]

Sara Campos-Silvius

Sara Campos-Silvius Sara Campos-Silvius (she/her) is a queer and mixed-race Latinx artist in Edmonton, Alberta, in Treaty 6 territory. She is a playwright, screenwriter, and poet, as […]

Ayla Modeste

Ayla Modeste Ayla Modeste (Shir Modesty) is a Nehiyaw, Gwich’in Dancer and Story Teller from Edmonton. Dancing is her way of exploring her inner ocean of curiosity, […]

Vanessa Beaudry

Vanessa Beaudry Vanessa Beaudry is from Mosquito First Nation, a Cree community in Saskatchewan. Music has always been a passion for Beaudry. Vanessa is an accomplished singer/songwriter, […]

David Noel

David Noel David makes his first Nextfest appearance in Positive by Émanuel Dubbeldam and directed by Sarah J Culkin. Stage credits include Plaisirs Interdits (Montreal Fringe 2019), […]

Kyra Newton

Kyra Newton Kyra Newton is a Calgary based dance choreographer, performer and movement facilitator passionate about creating original contemporary dance works and collaborating with different artists from […]

Alison Neuman

Alison Neuman Beautiful Soul – Dance – Nextfest 2020 Alison Neuman is a writer, author, choreographer, dance artist, playwright, and space facilitator who is passionate about sharing […]

Jay the Juggling Magician

Jay the Juggling Magician Jay the Juggling Magician is an artist who strives to create true “circus magic.” That priceless feeling of wonder- and the disconnect between what is […]

Ashley Laurenson

Ashley Laurenson Arkham Rising is a fan film that was brewed between a family of friends after a 10 hour road trip, the midnight preview of Dark […]

Sir Racha

Sir Racha Bringing a whole lot of spice to the cast of Ivy’s Magic School Bus, Sir Racha’s flamboyant masculine personality has been bringing fire to stages […]

Emily Smith

Emily Smith Emily Smith is a part of Nextfest’s clown cabaret!  is an Edmonton based singer, dancer, poet, playwright, dramaturge, and clown. Her recent credits are Big […]

Lisa Alyx Bui

Lisa Alyx Bui Lisa Alyx Bui (they/them) is the director, writer and producer of their debut short film Sane-ish Middle Class Asians (2019). Sane-ish Middle Class Asians is […]

Holly Cinnamon

Holly Cinnamon Holly Cinnamon is an Edmonton-based director, actor and writer. She is passionate about multi-disciplinary performance and collaborative theatre processes. Previous creation credits include: conceiving…

Rumi Jeraj

Rumi Jeraj Co-creator of Agether Topart Rumi Jeraj hails from Sherwoodpark Alberta (the world’s largest hamlet) and is curious about sound and text in dance performance. During […]

Camille Pavlenko Camille is the playwright of The Jackal and Her Reflection. She is a playwright, actor, and improviser based in the Southern Alberta area. Recently, her […]

Erin Hutchison

Erin Hutchison Erin Hutchison is a part of Nextfest’s clown cabaret! She is an Edmonton based clown, actor, director, playwright, and the Artistic Director of Cathexis Theatre. […]

Tyler Biddulph I am a student at the University of Alberta who thinks acting is fun. I am not very educated in the dramatic arts so I […]

Cindy Kao

Cindy Kao To: For: (Directed by Allison Vicente and Howard Dai) Cindy is a Taiwanese-Canadian performance artist, based in Vancouver. She received a degree in Bachelor of […]

Ora Burns

Ora Burns Ora Burns had so much fun being a part of Fruit Snack. She is delighted to participate in this year’s Nextfest festival and is looking […]

Tammy Lamouche

Tammy Lamouche Tammy Lamouche grew up in Gift Lake, a Métis Settlement in Northern Alberta, Writing and singing her own music has always been a passion for […]

Cindy Rivers

Cindy Rivers Cindy has performed and headlined all over western Canada, she was selected for the top 100 for the CBC next up national comedy competition, has […]

Connor Yuzwenko-Martin

Connor Yuzwenko-Martin The Invisible Practice – Multidisciplinary Nextfest 2020 Connor Yuzwenko-Martin has nurtured a lifelong passion for the intersection between theatre and accessibility. Recent work includes serving…

Steve Reeve

Steve Reeve Arkham Rising isn’t just a fan film, it’s a film that formed a family. The saga is archived in a ‘cast at, but long […]

Soo She

Soo She Soo She is the harajuku dominatrix from your hentai fantasies. She has dance moves that will make go hmm and a face that you won’t […]

Daniel McCormack

Daniel McCormack Daniel is an actor, singer, and musician from Scarborough and a recent graduate of George Brown Theatre School. He found his passion for acting at […]

Kendra Shorter

Kendra Shorter Kendra Shorter is a Métis emerging dance artist based in Edmonton, Alberta. She is a performer, creator, and teacher. Kendra has trained in Edmonton, Calgary, […]

Roger Rukeba

Rogers Rukeba Rogers (he/him/jim) is currently based in Fort McMurray with production primarily in Calgary. He is most popular for his rare blend of acoustics and hip-hop. […]

Émanuel Dubbeldam

Émanuel Dubbeldam [ Theatre 2020 – POSITIVE] Émanuel Dubbeldam is a francophone theatre artist based in Edmonton. His most recent play, Positive, is a work in development […]