Joanne has been dancing since the age of five. In 1988 she took up belly dancing and today she is one of Canada’s most in demand belly dancers. For 20 years now, she has performed for many special events with highlights that include: Falls View Casino, Niagara Falls, Maltese International Day in San Francisco, Women's, Health Matters Expo, and for Corporate Events like Toyota, Sun Media, Ministry of Gov. Services, Weston Hotel in Malta, Doctors Without Boarders, numerous Fashion Shows and more...
Joanne has been cast in film and performed in many television shows including: A Perfect Christmas, The Listener , Aliance Atlantis' History Television Launch, Much Music, Breakfast TV, and Famous Peoples Players. She has made appearances in Reality TV shows like Rich Bride, Poor Bride, I Do... Let's Eat, Young TV, So Chic, City TV, Dinner at the Sultant's Tent - The Makeover.
Joanne has performed in Live Theatre at The Living Arts Centre, The Rose Theatre and Canadian Stage. She has been dancing at The Sultant's Tent and Café Marocc and continues to do Private Events and Parties across Canada.
In 2006 Joanne founded Vivace Studios. As a choreographer she has really set herself apart from the crowd. During her travels through the Middle East, India and Pakistan, she picked up various dance styles and fused them with the Jazz and Burlesque which she loves so much. As a result, her dance troupe is unlike any other in Canada. She currently teaches ancient dance at the University of Toronto’s, Hart House. In 2013 she founded Ancient Rumblings, the production company associated with her new production of Inanna • Goddess of Heaven and Earth.
Chris Hall started his career at the age of fourteen. He left home and traveled the 60’s era coffee house circuit where he witnessed the end of the Beat era. He also picked up work as a lead singer in local country and rock bands. On his travels he met the owner of Canada’s first multi-track recording studio. By 15 he was immersed in the studio environment. By 18 he was playing the bars of Yonge Street including the Zanzabar Tavern, Steeles Tavern and the legendary country bar The Edison Hotel. Chris continued to play mostly bars and clubs traveling across the country, rarely returning to Toronto.
At 24 a staff writing position with Chappell Music led to his first record deal with Warner Bros. In 1981 he signed with Capitol Records and released the LP Lifeline which produced 3 singles, the most popular being Rollin’ Dime. In 1983 he released the LP Hypnotized with the single It’s All You which topped the Canadian Charts.
In 1989 he became one of the principal composers for Canada’s most successful show The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. While at CBC, Chris composed music for shows such as Man Alive and The 5th Estate.
In 1998 Chris started to produce records for other artists using his exceptional skills at arranging and finding the right instrumentation. He currently works with his eldest son Adam, an honours graduate engineer\composer from The Harris Institute, working with a slate of artists across a broad spectrum of styles. Inanna • Goddess of Heaven and Earth is an example of the diverse repertoire in his arsenal.
Keith Holding is an artist and songwriter. After studying electronics engineering, he has worked extensively in new media, film, theatre and high definition digital video over the past thirty-three years.
Some of the highlights as director include: Quartetto Gelato: ”A Concert In Wine Country” for CBC and PBS, “Border Crossing” for Bravo, Life Network’s award winning documentary series “Bar Life”. “Splendor in the Garden” for Equator HD, “The Toronto Symphony” and HBO’s “Doc Talk” at TIFF. He directed many high profile corporate communications projects and LIVE multi-media events. “The International Digital Media Awards” and the award winning LIVE multi-city “Cyber Soirée”.
His extensive technical credits include productions for NBC, CBS, ABC, HBO, ShowTime, Disney, ESPN, PBS, CTV, CBC, Global Television, The Olympic Broadcasting Organization and TSN. Most recently he was Technical Producer for Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna”, “Spun Out”, the new CTV sitcom, and reality shows like “SYTYCDance Canada” (CTV), “Triple Sensation” (CBC), Howie Mandel’s “Howie Do It” (NBC/Global), “Cover Me Canada” (CBC).
He was technical director for many music productions including The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Rush, Beautiful Noise and many more… He directed and provided camera services on the past 9 Andy Kim Christmas specials for children’s charity since 2005.
Keith was video technical director for many live theatre productions including Livent’s Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Ragtime, Showboat and more. For Mirvish Productions: Tommy and The Lion King… and with VideoCabaret on many Live Video Installed Productions.
As a consultant and technical designer, Keith designed and provided all final testing and performance of the broadcast infrastructure at the Rose Theatre in Brampton… making it one of the most TV and Audio production friendly theatres in the Toronto area. He understands what the artists need.
Ron Chapman is a lifelong musician, producer, director and entrepreneur. Early in his career he was a musician, managed musical artists, produced albums, and produced and directed rock videos. He owned and operated the legendary, ground-breaking Toronto music club “The Edge”, bringing an eclectic mix of some of the day’s most exciting international acts and artists to the scene. For decades, he has been producing and directing television commercials, working with some of the world’s leading brands.
Agency founder and owner, managing director and head of broadcast production, commercial producer and director for Brandworks International, a successful Canadian agency with International clients and a 20 year history.
As a filmmaker, Chapman's first feature music documentary film, “Who the F**K is Arthur Fogel”, was released worldwide in 2014 in 42 countries, including HBO, EPIX and NETFLIX, and distributed worldwide by Eone His award-winning and critically acclaimed film “THE POET OF HAVANA”, released on the festival circuit in early 2015, documents the life and career of Carlos Varela, one of Cuba’s most influential, beloved artists. Capturing two memorable concerts at Havana’s Teatro National, with exclusive interviews and insider back-stage moments, Varela is joined by international stars, his friends, Jackson Browne, Benicio del Toro,
His latest award-winning film, released in 2016, is the most definitive exploration of the music and musicians of Cuba. “THE FORBIDDEN SHORE” the most in-depth cultural/music feature documentary to ever come out of Cuba, with performances and interviews from over 40 top Cuban artists.
Chapman has also recently completed and released an album on CURRENT RECORDS of his own original songs, "AS WORLDS COLLIDE" recorded in Toronto and Havana, with an assembly of some of Toronto and Havana’s top musicians, and is mixed by legendary record producer Terry Brown.
Lynn Moffatt was born and raised in a small town on the outskirts of Sudbury Ontario. She grew up with music in her home (jazz, blues, country, rock, gospel) and from a young age she was interested in making sounds and composing new musical ideas. The local church was her first stage, she sang in the choir and performed on every special occasion.
After completing her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Waterloo Lynn moved to Toronto and began singing in clubs and at other special events. She performed in cover bands, and a variety other collaborative music projects. She was nicknamed L.Y. by some of her very close friends and soon this became the name most people would call her.
Her performance career lead her to cross paths with composer/producer Chris Hall and the Inanna Rock Spectacle. She became the lead singer of the live musical production, singing and recording a full album for it with Chris. She also began to develop her own original music. A band was formed and the acoustic tunes she had been plucking away on her acoustic at were given new life through the sounds of the many talented musicians they worked with.
In 2016, L.Y. kicked off her first official tour to the US. L.Y. with guitar player Matthew Riggs, traveled to 25 states with their acoustic set of original tunes, playing at bars, clubs, cafes, and private gatherings as well as during the SXSW festival in Austin TX.
L.Y. will release her first original New Country album early in 2017.
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