Debbie Wilson

Debbie Wilson is an independent choreographer who has created a repertoire of critically acclaimed productions including Aphrodite Unveiled, Raphael is whispering, andHomo Office Sapiensis, which in 2002 received a Dora Mavor Moore nomination for Outstanding New Choreography. Through her international collaborative works like Planetarium (with Macedonia) and Diary of an Exile (with Trinidad and Tobago) she has introduced exceptional foreign artists in dance, music, and art to Toronto while representing Toronto and Canada on the world stage. In October 2005, Wilson was honoured to be invited to present Planetarium at the United Nations' Assembly Hall in Geneva, Switzerland, for one of the events celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations. Wilson is a dance and social activist who believes in using her art to forge ties between people and cultures. Her choreographic themes reflect the current social environment, providing insights to the human condition that audiences have found moving, relevant, accessible, and most of all, powerful. Wilson works with many local and international community social groups that provide aid in the health and social sectors. She served six years as a Board Member of the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation, working on the Fundraising, Communications, Strategic Planning, and Bike Rally Committees. Wilson began her professional career at the age of 12 with the Cincinnati Ballet Company, where she was later promoted to soloist and rehearsal assistant. She has worked as dancer/rehearsal mistress for The American Dance Machine, Les Ballets Jazz de Montr‚al, Howard Richard & Dancers, and Ballet J”rgen. She has also worked for the Judith Marcuse Repertory Dance Company, the Randy Glynn Dance Project, and many independent choreographers across Canada and the U.S.