Art for Community-building, Wellness & Social Change 

 Community-engaged Arts |Arts Facilitation | Cultural Production

My creative practice centres around projects that improve mental health, prioritize gender & racial equality, share prosperity and promote environmental sustainability. I curate substance-free experiences centered around art, music, movement and dialogue that not only build community, but also increase our awareness of ourselves, others and nature.

'From parking lot into a vibrant community hub' 

is a community-engaged placemaking project that will transform a shipping container into a unique community space in the Vanier neighbourhood.

Ottawa, Ontario

September 2020

Role: Community-engaged Supporting Artist/Producer

Lead artist, producer & photo credit: Kseniya Tsoy

Community-engaged Creative Placemaking V

'COVID-19 Online'

During physical distancing, I continued to engage with the community by hosting:


- Monthly Women's Creative Circles

- Open Mic Events for Emerging Artists

- Virtual Dance Parties for Workplaces

- Music, Movement & Self-massage Wellness Events


April-October 2020


Roles: Producer, Arts Facilitator, DJ, Emcee

'Girlfriends Women's Circle'

A monthly gathering for women to hold meaningful and vulnerable conversations and connect around artmaking.


Themes include:

- Inclusion & Racism

- The Environment & Wellness

- Femininity & Masculinity

Ottawa, Ontario & Zoom during distancing

January 2020-Present

Roles: Co-producer, Co-facilitator

Womens Circle August 2020.jpg
Creative Placemaking Project | 2020
Physically Distant Online Events | 2020
Women's Art & Dialogue Event Series | 2020

'The Poverty Challenge' & 'The Mental Health Challenge'

Community-engaged education events whereby participants were assigned roles and asked to physically navigate simulated systems of care. They later found out that their experience was based on an individual's real story and spoke with the person in whose shoes they had just walked.

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario

May 2018 & November 2019


Lead Producer, Emcee, Scriptwriter (2019), Co-producer (2018)

Mental Health Challenge October 2019.jpg

'Francophone Culture Conference & Flash Mob'

As part of a day-long French culture gathering for 250 French immersion high school students, I produced an unexpected flash mob to start their day, complete with original music created by an emerging French-second language artist.

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario

May 2014

Role: Lead Producer, Dancer

'Francophone Culture Event & Concert'

As part of the annual French for the Future conference to promote FSL studies to youth, I produced a field trip that included French culture workshops, a traditional sugar shack lunch and  a musical performance by Mehdi Cayenne.

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario

May 2014

Role: Lead Producer

Mehdi Cayenne Concert May 2013.jpg
Immersive Role Playing Experiences | 2019-2018
Flash Mob & Francophonie Culture Event | 2014
Musical Performance Production| 2014