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Samantha Sutherland


kiʔsuʔk kyukyit

Samantha is an Indigenous contemporary dance artist based in Tkaronto.  Her ancestry is Ktunaxa and Scottish/British Settler.  She grew up in Coast Salish Territories on the west coast of so called Canada.


Since graduating the Arts Umbrella Dance Diploma Program, Samantha has worked as a guest artist with Ballet BC, an Associate Artist with Red Sky Performance, and is currently an Artistic Associate with O.Dela Arts.  She has presented her own solo works at many festivals and stages across the country.


Samantha explores what aspects of her culture, history, and traditional knowledge can be pulled into her contemporary dance practice. She strives to keep what she values about classical training and use it to tell the Indigenous story.

Choreographic Works

Photos by Aidan Tooth, Kaytee Dalton, Jason Jenkins

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