Mairéad Filgate is a contemporary dance artist currently dividing her time between Toronto and Montreal. A graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and the Etobicoke School of the Arts, she has performed extensively throughout Canada and beyond with the Danny Grossman Dance Company, tiger princess dance projects, Public Recordings, Dusk Dances, BoucharDanse, Chartier Danse, Bill Coleman, Gabby Kamino, Laurie Raymond, and Kaeja d’Dance, among others.
As a choreographer Mairéad creates both independently and collaboratively. She makes regular sojourns to New York City to study the work of Trisha Brown, and explores dance communities around the globe whenever she can find an opportunity.
Mairéad recently received a Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction in Women & Gender Studies and Sociology from the University of Toronto. She served as the Chair for the Board of Directors of the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists from 2016 to 2018.
Photo: Ken Ewen