Anaïs Bosse

Anaïs Bossé (she/her)

Anaïs Bossé (she/her) is a queer emerging contemporary dancer, creating art on Treaty One Territory in Winnipeg, MB. As an artist, she is drawn towards collaborative creation projects and improvised scores, short video projects, and painting with acrylics. Anaïs is double majoring in Dance and Criminal Justice at the University of Winnipeg. This year she joined the Professional Training Program at the School of Contemporary Dancers to work towards this degree. She also graduated from The School of Contemporary Dancers Junior Professional Program in 2021. Anaïs has experience performing and creating in multidisciplinary dance and theatre projects including: Green Kids Inc (Bike and Circuses); Weather Parade Dance Theatre (I Trace You, You Trace Me and Moving In, Moving Out); Company Link and Theatre Incarnate (Love and Information); and the Long Take Collective (From the Seat of the Canoe). Last summer Anaïs did a summer intensive at Espace Ouvert in Montreal led by Stéphanie Decourteille. Anaïs has also trained in dance with: Alexandra Elliott, Odette Heyn, Paula Blair, Casimiro Nhussi, Gaile Petursson-Hiley, Rebecca Sawdon, Marie-Josée Chartier, Darryl Tracy, Robyn Thomson-Kacki, Emma Del Monte, Johanna Riley, and Kathleen Hiley.

Odéah Roy (she/they) - Collaborator

Odéah Roy (she/they) is an emerging contemporary dance artist based in Winnipeg, MB, who uses performance art and dance to explore themes around her Métis identity and queerness. She is currently studying in the Professional Program at the School of Contemporary Dancers. Of the countless dance productions that she has performed in over the years, some recent highlights include working with choreographer Shayla Rudd, as well as performing as a guest dancer in The Prairie Dancers “Onstage”. Odéah has trained with Odette Heyn, Faye Thomson, Gaile Petursson-Hiley, Paula Blair, Rebecca Sawdon, Casimiro Nhussi, Marie-Josée Chartier, Darryl Tracy, Meagan O’Shea, Robyn Thomson-Kacki, Kathleen Hiley, Emma Del Monte, and Shayla Rudd. In addition to her dance experience, Odéah has a growing interest in behind-the-scenes and production work in the performing arts. A recent noteworthy experience was her role as Assistant Stage Manager for Indigenous Day Live 2023, a nationally televised live event.

Proposed Research

“Our research endeavors to explore the fusion of contemporary dance with domestic movements and settings, with a focus on portraying the love between two women. This exploration extends beyond traditional performance spaces into various settings, including a performance theatre, snowy field, kitchen, and bedroom, utilizing both live dance and filmic techniques.”