Kevin a. Ormsby
Kevin A. Ormsby has been dancing in Jamaica, the United States and Canada for over twenty five years. His unique dance history has taken its form from modern, classical dance techniques and Afro - Caribbean techniques throughout his career. He has worked as the Assistant Artistic Director of Ballet Creole, was a member of Garth Fagan Dance NY. and toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He has also presented papers at Visualizing / Performing Africa Conference at Ohio University (2007) and Canada Dance Festival (2009) and has written for Expose Entertainment Magazine and the Dance Current. He has sat on the Ontario Arts Council's Dance Initiatives Jury, Artists in Education Panel, Toronto Arts Council's Dance Jury and was appointed to Toronto Arts Council's Community Arts Programs Committee. Mr. Ormsby has recieved grants from the Canada Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. He is the Artistic Director of KasheDance and works independently as a Marketing Consultant as well as dance teacher, choreographer and movement coach.
Thoughts about art and community:
Community informs the creation of art and as an artist the images of the community is the impetus for creation. The two I feel is the perfect symbiosis. There are many values for which the artists can impart on the participants at the community level and also values that the community can teach and help to bring to inflorescence in an artist....I VALUE SUCH LESSONS ON THE PATH TO LIFELONG LEARNING AND INTERACTION BETWEEN THE TWO!