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Barbara Bourget & Jay Hirabayashi

Kaeja Projects: Porch View Dances Choreographers

Barbara Bourget is the Artistic Director of Kokoro Dance and Co-producer of the Vancouver International Dance Festival. Barbara has performed ballet, modern, and butoh for the past fifty years with dance companies including the Vancouver Ballet Society, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Paula Ross Dance Company, Mountain Dance, EDAM, and Kokoro Dance. Barbara has choreographed over one hundred and seventy dance works including forty-two full evening productions. Barbara has taught modern dance for the past forty-two years.

Jay Hirabayashi is the Executive Director of Kokoro Dance and Co-producer of the Vancouver International Dance Festival. Jay has performed modern, and butoh for the past forty years with Vancouver companies including the Paula Ross Dance Company, Mountain Dance, Karen Jamieson Dance Company, EDAM, and Kokoro Dance. Jay has choreographed over seventy dance works including forty-two full evening productions. Jay has taught butoh Zen jazz dance for the past twenty-three years and administrates Kokoro Dance and the Vancouver International Dance Festival.