Vivine Scarlett, the 2016 Dance Ontario Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, has been active in the dance community for over 34 years and is the founder and curator of Dance Immersion, the only Ontario presenter of Dance rooted in the African diaspora.
A choreographer, dancer and dance activist, Vivine serves on the advisory of the International Association of Blacks In Dance (IABD).
Compassionate, gracious and humble, Vivine Scarlett has made a distinct contribution to dance in Canada … building an unparalleled pluralist and open dance community. — Kevin Ormsby
On Stage Event: 7:40pm
Part of Dance Ontario’s DanceWeekend ’17, presented in association with Harbourfront Centre, January 20–22, 2017. Learn more here.
Given to those who have contributed significantly to the development of dance in this province, past recipients of the Dance Ontario Lifetime Achievement Award have included Charlotte Holmes, Grant Strate, Lawrence & Miriam Adams, Brian Robinson, Trish Beatty, David Earle, Peter Randazzo, Lois Smith, Herbert Whittaker, Janet Baldwin, Boris Volkoff, Nesta Williams Toumine, Judy Jarvis, Joysanne Sidimus, Dr. R.N. Laidlaw, Rina Singha, Peter Boneham, Gladys Forrester, Vera Davis, Carol Anderson, Rose Hill, Danny Grossman, Pat Miner, Mimi Beck, Roelof Peter (Ron) Snippe and Nadia Potts Gomez.