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WHO

The Dietrich Group is a consistent heartbeat;
Fertile ground for embodied discovery, depth, and wonder.

Advisory Board 

Mike Moore 

Eve Tobolka

Mila Volpe

Oz Weaver 

DA Hoskins Artistic Director 

DA Hoskins is a queer artist who explores dance through artistic exchange. Recipient of the Clifford E. Lee Award from the Banff Centre for the Arts, the KMHunter Award and the CanadianStage Award for Direction, Hoskins has created over 60 choreographic works. In 2008 he launched The Dietrich Group, a platform to facilitate collective explorations within his interdisciplinary dancework findings. Hoskins works for invested liberty in expression - exploring creative physical exchange through responsive and reflective immediacy. His work aims to engage the artist within a landscape of ownership and personal choice. 

Since its inception, The Dietrich Group has created seven full evening works presented in notable festivals/series such as Festival TransAmerique (Montreal), DanseDanse(Montreal), WorldStage(Toronto), Luminato Festival (Toronto) and the da:ns festival (Singapore). In November of 2013, The Dietrich Group became incorporated as a non for profit company with DA Hoskins as the Artistic Director.

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DANIELLE BASKERVILLE Artistic Associate 

Danielle Baskerville is a dance artist engaged in performing, teaching, rehearsal directing and producing. A recipient of the 2014 K.M. Hunter Award for Dance and a Dora Mavor Moore Award winner and multiple nominee, over the past 25 years Baskerville has worked with many of Canada’s contemporary dance companies and independent creators. In 2018 she was awarded a Chalmers Fellowship Grant to internationally research ways contemporary dance ‘histories’ are archived, enlivened, and performed. She completed a five-year term on the board of the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists (CADA-East) and received her Master’s degree in dance studies from York University as a recipient of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Bombardier Scholarship. Her studies focused on the intersection between performance, affect theory, and release technique. Alongside her life in dance, Danielle now works as a Registered Massage Therapist. “Baskerville is one of the best dance artists in the country, stunning in both skill and presence.” - Paula Citron

Mila Volpe Intimacy Coordinator

Mila Volpe is a consent-forward artist committed to supporting creatives working with nudity, sexuality, and other intimate themes on film. Her specialized training includes trauma-informed communication, preparing audition disclosure forms and riders per SAG/AFTRA and ACTRA standards, de-loading language to maintain a professional workplace on set, facilitating boundary practices for performers, scene choreography, and psychological first aid. 

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