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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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…

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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), […]

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, […]

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…


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]