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Tara Butler

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

Originally from Pickering, Ontario, Tara Butler received her dance training at Canada’s National Ballet School. Upon graduation she danced with The National Ballet of Canada for one season and then joined the Alberta Ballet where she danced for two seasons. Tara also danced with The Banff Festival Ballet, where she met and worked with Allen Kaeja, who was the Clifford E Lee award winner. Tara danced with Ballet Jorgen as principal dancer for 16 years and had many ballets created for her By Bengt Jorgen. While in Toronto, she had the opportunity to work with many choreographers including Gioconda Barbuto, Roberto Campanella, Allison Cummings, Robert Desrosiers, Robert Glumbek, Crystal Pite, Kathleen Rea, William Yong and Allen and Karen Kaeja to name a few. After retiring from Ballet Jorgen to start a family Tara has been teaching and choreographing across the GTA, Guelph, and Kitchener. It is with great joy that Tara returns to the stage.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF TRADITIONAL LAND

Kaeja d’Dance would like to acknowledge that we are situated upon traditional territories. Our artists, collaborators, staff and team are grateful to be creating art on this land that has been nurtured by recorded and unrecorded human activity for by thousands of years. We honour and respect the traditional lands and waterways of the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and the Métis Nation. We are in the 'Dish with One Spoon' territory - a treaty between these nations reflecting a commitment to share the territory and protect the land. We also recognize the enduring presence of diverse Indigenous peoples on this land.