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Christianne Ullmark

Originally from Edmonton, AB, Christianne Ullmark came to Toronto in 2005 to study dance at the Ryerson Theatre School. Although she wouldn’t graduate until 2009, she began her professional career in 2007. Initially contracted for just a short tour to Beijing and Mongolia with Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC), Christianne worked for the company until 2014. While dancing with CLC, she worked closely with James Kudelka, interpreting six of his older pieces- including his masterworks, In Paradisum (1983) and 15 Heterosexual Duets (1991)- and also helped create an original role in From The House of Mirth (2012). Between 2012 and 2014, Christianne worked towards completing her Master of Arts degree at York University. Her Major Research Project (MRP) looked at the relationship between somatic movement and site-specific dance practices, and was grounded in a case study on the site-specific work of Bill Coleman. In the fall of 2014, Christianne joined Toronto Dance Theatre as a full-time company member and has been dancing with the company ever since. Independently, she works with Company Vice Versa (Valerie Calam) and also is working on developing her own choreographic voice. In the summer of 2014, after presenting a short site-specific solo at the NextFest emerging artist festival in Edmonton, AB, Christianne has been interested in exploring the relationship and intersections between visual/sound installations and living art performance; taking a step beyond her initial research at York, but still grounded in ideologies of site-specific practices. As these artistic curiosities have sparked a desire to seek out professional development opportunities, Ms. Ullmark has participated at the Impulstanz Vienna International Dance Festival, and most recently at the MELT Summer Intensive in New York City.