We nurture confidence, creativity and community
through dance and aerial arts.*
Our offerings include classes in ballet and contemporary dance, creative dance, and aerial silks. Classes are experiential, focusing on participation and exploration, and combining training in technique with experiments in creation and composition. Our student body ranges in age from 18 months to 70 years.
We have an open studio week in January, and have a weekend of formal presentations in June. We also take opportunities to connect with our local community through student performances and participation in community events.
Our studio began in shared space in Thornbury, and is now operating out of dedicated space in nearby Meaford, Ontario. Watch our Facebook page to catch up on the day-to-day happenings at the studio!
* and through any other artistic shenanigans we decide to get up to.
Georgie Donais is the creator of mutable ARTS. She trained at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and holds a Fine Arts degree with a major in dance performance from York University. Projects included a reconstruction of Doris Humphrey’s Two Ecstatic Themes: Circular Descent.
She has trained with such renowned dance teachers as Peggy Baker, Julia Sasso, Pat Miner, Anna Blewchamp, Sarah Chase and Michael Trent, and has taken workshops with luminaries Irene Dowd, Christine Wright and Risa Steinburg, to name a few.
Her musical training and experience is varied and extensive. She also sang the soprano part in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater as accompaniment to her own choreographic work, Mother Was Standing. Georgie currently performs with Collingwood's Cantorum Early Music Singers.
Georgie’s training in aerial arts has included workshops with Elsie Smith-Fornichon of New England Center for Circus Arts and Fred Deb' of Cie Drapes Aeriens. She is currently studying with Born To Fly Aerial in their teacher-training program attends intensives at Toronto School of Circus Arts. Sabrina Pringle of Femmes Du Feu was her first aerial arts teacher.
She spent a decade creating design and layout for Canada's national dance magazine The Dance Current, and was associate art director of OUR HOMES magazine for four years.
Georgie lives with her family in Thornbury, Ontario.
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