EXECUTIVE SUPPORT aka DANCEMAKER SPONSOR

DANIELS CORPORATION

They’ve had our back since 2013… Gadfly team cheerleaders, minus the cheesy skirts and pompoms.

The Daniels Corporation is the Bruce Lee of community building. They kick butt and do it all. From developing 23,000 homes and apartments in various Greater Toronto Area communities to project specific initiatives such as the Regent Park Revitalization Project in partnership with Toronto Community Housing. You’ll never come across an organization with as big a heart as this one. Continuously giving back to the communities they build, The Daniels Corporation sees beyond the basic “project development process”.

And you’re not done being impressed…there’s more. They rep hard! Over the years, they’ve supported hundreds of charities and non-profit organizations that include empowering youth, the arts, culture and education while also creating employment opportunities for those involved.

The Daniels Corporation has given us the super powers to grow TUDS into a real festival…better yet, an UNREAL FESTIVAL – now happening in the heart of Regent Park, at Daniels Spectrum.

FB: The Daniels Corporation
WEBSITE: danielshomes.ca
TWITTER: @TheDanielsCorp

GADFLY

Gadfly is an Urban Dance repertory company and Choreography unit powered by Apolonia & Ofilio. They create, stage, perform and share art that moves people to move up.

APOLONIA VELASQUEZ
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Entrepreneur, Dancer, Choreographer, Actress, Queen of Sarcasm, and 9 to 5 Artist striving to learn and exchange with artists whose skills match their personality to contribute spreading Urban Dance Culture.
“Model what works, Not what everybody else is doing.”

OFILIO SINBADINHO
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Artistic consultant, Food connoisseur, & Volunteer Board Member for Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists and Dance Ontario Association. Street dance aficionado who has set for hobby to establish Street Dance as a legitimate art form and promote its cross-cultural movement.
Do what you preach, Teach what you know.”

FB: GADFLY
WEBSITE: gadfly.ca/
IG: @alagadfly
TWITTER: @alagadfly

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

The Ontario Arts Council is a publicly funded Canadian organization in the province of Ontario whose purpose is to promote and assist the development of the arts for the enjoyment and benefit of all Ontarians.

WEBSITE: arts.on.ca

TAC has been emphasizing the importance of increased arts programming throughout the city, especially in the inner suburbs. This has been a focal point for our vision – Creative City, Block by Block. It aims to connect every neighbourhood in Toronto to the transformative and inspirational power of arts activity.

WEBSITE: torontoartscouncil.org

ASSOCIATE SUPPORT aka FAM SPONSORS

DANCE ONTARIO is key to Ontario’s dance milieu and central to the diverse sector’s communications and networking, providing management training, advice and industry information. We interact with the general public on a daily basis promoting members’ services and events.

WEBSITE: danceontario.ca

Canadian Alliance on Dance Artists, Ontario Chapter has spend the last 30 years supporting the local dance community with a specialized interest in the status of the independent dance artist. CADA-ON works to empower and educate their members in self-representation by providing entrepreneurial resources needed for a successful career.

WEBSITE: cadaontario.camp8.org

Founded in Quebec in 2000 by individually renowned dancers/choreographers Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) has distinguished itself by its innovative, unbridled artistic vision. CLC creates, produces and presents varied works on a local, national and international scale.

WEBSITE: colemanlemieux.com/

Daniels Spectrum is a community cultural hub in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood. Daniels Spectrum is named in recognition of a generous lead gift from The Daniels Corporation and The John and Myrna Daniels Charitable Foundation.

WEBSITE: danielsspectrum.ca

SUPPORTERS aka THE HOMIES

CONTRIBUTORS, SPONSORS, AND FAMILIA OF TUDS

Are you a company, patron or organization that is interested in helping to support TUDS 2016, whether financially or in-kind? Is there a service you think you might be able to offer to TUDS Festival that could help us in our mission to share the Artistry, Athleticism, & Authenticity of Urban Dance Culture? If so, we would love to get in touch.