Community, Profiles

Our Community – Ashley Brodeur

By Miranda Botto
2 min read | August 31, 2023

This month’s Our Community blog features the delightful Ashley Brodeur.

Manager of Performing Arts at the National accessArts Centre (NaAC) and Creator and Director of Maven Movement, providing professional level performance and training opportunities on an equitable scale has been Ashley’s focus for the past 8 years. With professional performance credits that include Culture Shock Washington, D.C., the Dubai Shopping Festival, The Fringe Festival, TIFF, BravoFact!, collaborations with brands such as Loreal, Labatt and XBox, Toronto’s Choreographer’s Ball and the Much Music Video Awards with PSY, she believes it is essential to ensuring high caliber performance opportunities are available to all, especially those underrepresented in traditional professional atmospheres.

An attendee of the BFA Dance Program at York University, the Commercial Dance Program at George Brown College and the Professional Training Program at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, she has actively trained in Los Angeles, Toronto and Saint Petersburg, Russia. Previously, she has taught coast to coast in Canada, the Dominican Republic and has shared her skills with hundreds of students throughout various school residency programs. A long-time faculty member at the School of Decidedly Jazz and iLLFX Education, she has also guest taught at numerous dance studios throughout Ontario and Alberta resulting in an extensive wealth of knowledge and adaptability to dance and the performing arts.

Check out our interview with Ashley below.

Interview:

Reference Links:

National accessArts Centre (NaAC)
https://accessarts.ca/

Maven Movement
https://maven-movement.com/

DJD’s Professional Training Program (PTP)
https://www.decidedlyjazz.com/classes-training/training/professional-training-program/

iHeart Radio MMVA’s
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IHeartRadio_MMVAs

Daniel Vais
https://www.berlinartlink.com/2020/12/11/drag-syndrome-an-interview-with-artistic-director-daniel-vais/

Drag Syndrome
https://www.dragsyndrome.com/

Vicki Adams Willis
https://artsawards.ca/artist/vicki-adams-willis/

Jamie Freeman Cormack
https://www.decidedlyjazz.com/blog/people-of-djd-jamie-freeman-cormack/

Calgary Pride
https://calgarypride.ca/

About the Our Community Blogs

At DJD, we pride ourselves on having so many incredible people who share our space with us. We want to highlight these people who are a part of our family and make our community whole. This monthly blog series will focus on the artists themselves and celebrate their incredible accomplishments.