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Jessica Runge

Kaeja Projects: Kaeja's Dance Ontario Lifetime Achievement Award Celebration (2020), plus more

Award-winning dance artist and educator Jessica Runge has performed to critical acclaim across Canada and internationally. Known for her riveting performances and intelligent choreography, her work has been presented at numerous venues and festivals in Canada, garnering recognition and acclaim, including several Dora nominations and a KM Hunter Award. Runge's work as a choreographer and interpreter investigates the way movement has meaning for audiences. Her most recent solo creation is entitled "Uncollected Works." Runge has danced in the Toronto Dance Theatre, Le Groupe Dance Lab, and Kaeja d'Dance, and in Theatre Direct’s work for young audiences, as well as in the works of a number of notable choreographers, including Peggy Baker, Peter Chin, and Christopher House. Runge is on faculty at York University, and runs her own creative movement program for children.