Vancouver luminary Heather Dotto returns following performances in our Retrospective Show and 4OUR productions alongside accomplished film & stage dancer, Joey Matt.
Watch them perform live in the world premiere of DANCE:CRAFT – a synthesis of dance and handcrafted artwork. On stage May 20-22 at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
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Heather Dotto began her performance career with Josh Beamish’s Move: The Company in 2005-2013. Within the company Heather performed works by: Simone Orlando, Amber Funk-Barton, Susan Mensinger, and Danny Austin. After seeing stages all over the world (Shanghai, Singapore, New York, England, Brazil, Bangkok, Seattle, Los Angeles, Toronto, Nanaimo) Heather planted her feet back in Vancouver and has worked with many members of the dance community: Vision Impure, mmHop, Kinesis Dance, Coriograph Theatre, Heather Laura Gray, Caitlin Griffin, Lara Barclay, Monica Proenca. In 2012 she found a new home with the Joe Ink. She has since performed in the companies “Retrospective Show,” ‘4our’ and worked as Rehearsal Director for several other shows. Since 2009, Heather has choreographed for Move the Company, Chop Shop Seattle, Brilliant Fashion Show, Small Stage 35 and 37 and Vancouver Urban Forum. In the last three years, Heather was commissioned twice by both, Lamondance and Ballet Kelowna. Heather has loved working with Joe and Joey on DANCE:CRAFT, her soul is so happy.
Joey Matt was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and has been dancing, competing and performing since the age of 7. He was part of the top sixteen on the first season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Since then he has been assisting both the Canadian and American ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ television series’. He moved to Vancouver and joined Modus Operandi to further explore the foundations and technique of contemporary dance. He has worked as a dancer/ actor on the CW series Hellcats and NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and performed in Industrial Trade shows and Galas for Bell Mobility, Telus, CN Railway, and Toyota. Other credits include performing with Sarah McLachlan, K’naan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mariana’s Trench, Ciara, Tyga, and Nelly. In 2015 Joey toured Switzerland with ‘Art on Ice’ dancing for Nelly Furtado, Tom O’dell, Jessie J, and the Jacksons. Currently a member of Joe Ink and O2 The Dance Company, Joey is a much sought-after teacher throughout Western Canada.
Watch Heather and Joey’s rehearsal as they prepare for the world premiere of DANCE:CRAFT.