Artistic Director

Eryn Waltman

 

The dance industry is no stranger to the innovative and elaborate work of multi-year Capezio A.C.E Award finalist, and Conteur’s Artistic Director, Eryn Waltman. Currently residing in Toronto, Canada, she has spent nearly twenty six years establishing herartistic abilities as a dancer, teacher and choreographer across Canada and the United States. Ms. Waltman has taught students extensively at the competitive and professional levels; and as a master in choreography, has developed a thorough knowledge and understanding of the training and experience involved in the maturity of a professional dancer, and the intricacy of thought through the creative process.

Recently, Ms. Waltman was commissioned to choreograph a piece for Andrew Winghart’s show “Out of Darkness”, which premiered in Los Angeles in July of 2013. Other select credits include:, Opera House Bazaar and at Toronto’s annual Choreographer’s Ball, Music Video choreography for 2011 Juno Award Winner – Shad (“Keep Shining”), 2011 Stylus Award Nominee – Aleesia (“Not That Girl”), Kai (“I Choose Me”); Mia Martina (“Heartbreaker,” 2013), Blake McGrath (“Heaven”), and Chloe Charles (Refrain from Fire). Over the past 4 years, including this upcoming summer,  Ms. Waltman was nominatedas one of the few North American finalists to showcase her work at the Capezio A.C.E Awards, an annual industry event, held in New York City, in which selected choreographers are invited to present their work before an influential audience and a panel of prestigious adjudicators.

As a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, with a Bachelor’s degree in social psychology, she has since applied her
comprehensive understanding of the human conditionthroughout her work. Distinguishedby her extensive use of floor work, partnering, precision in detail and ability to convey a story, Ms. Waltman has been awarded Choreographer of the Year” from the National Committee of the American Dance Awards in the United States.

Ms. Waltman has continuously made contributions to the dance industry, though her most impactful endeavor thus far has been the launch of Conteur, a newly established contemporary dance company focused on presenting distinctive and stimulating choreographic performances to the public. In 2011, Conteur received prodigious critical acclaims and stunned Toronto audiences with its sold-out inaugural production, “State of Mind,”.  In addition to the professional company, Conteur houses a two-year Post-Secondary Academy, which offers leading edge technical training and exploration of movement for aspiring professionals.

Moving into the future, Ms. Waltman is heavily focused on the expansion and growth of Conteur as one of Canada’s finest additions to the dance industry.