Toronto-based Throwdown Collective is an award-winning contemporary dance company that supports the collaborative creative pursuits of founders Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson. The Collective has created three site-specific works, originally commissioned for Toronto's Dusk Dances Festival, which went on to tour throughout Canada. 

Recently they presented their first full-length evening of stage works at DanceWorks in Toronto, including Various Concert (2015) and Ylem (3 Eggs Ago) (2017), an original commission by Montreal choreographer Lina Cruz. Each of these works received Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Choreography and eight Dora Award nominations in total. 

This past season Throwdown Collective presented two of their site-specific works at the 85th Anniversary Celebration of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Massachussetts and represented Toronto at Fall for Dance North at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.