MMP Dancers

Hayden Fong
A recent graduate of the Drive Dance Centre Scholarship program in Vancouver, Hayden is primarily an urban hip-hop dancer and Bboy with skills in popping, house and wacking. He is also training in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary and contact improvisation. As a natural, adaptable and easy-going multi-talent, Hayden is in demand as a performer in the local and Canadian contemporary and urban dance communities. He has worked with Shay Kuebler, Paras Terezakis and as a dancer for many music artists.

Thoenn Glover
Thoenn is originally from small town Northern British Columbia and completed her professional training at Arts Umbrella in Vancouver. She has worked with Mascall Dance, Kinesis Dance Somatheatro, Ballet British Columbia, Vancouver City Dance Theater, Kokoro Dance Society, Henry Daniel, Myriad Dance Projects and now MMP. She has also performed her own choreography for Dances For a Small Stage and the Interplay Projects.

Arash Khakpour
Originally from Tehran, but currently re- siding in Vancouver; Arash Khakpour is a graduate of Modus Operandi Training program and presently practicing contact improvisation through the EDAM Dance company scholarship. Arash has had the privilege of working with Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Kinesis Dance Somathe- atro, and Henry Daniel’s Full Performing Bodies.

Delphine Leroux
Delphine Leroux was born in Montreal, and trained in classical ballet, contempo- rary dance and improvisation at l’École supérieure de ballet contemporain de Montréal, “Le Jeune Ballet du Québec” and Banff Centre for the Arts. She has danced with Ballet Kelowna and Ballet British Columbia where she had the priv- ilege of performing works from William Forsythe, Twyla Tharp, Crystal Pite, Jorma Elo and Kevin O’Day. In 2010, she was part of the Opening Ceremonies for the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Currently she is working as an independent dancer with MOVE: The company, MMP, and ProArteDanza in Toronto.

Jacqui Lopez
Jacqui trained locally in BC in ballet, mod- ern, and jazz techniques. She also trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Banff Centre for the Arts, Ballet BC mentor program and Arts Umbrella. She has worked with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, Ballet BC, MOVE: The Company, Plastic Orchid Fac- tory, marta marta Productions, and Kinesis Dance. Jacqui has also created several choreographies and is an active dance instructor.

Nicholas Lydiate
Nicholas Lydiate began dancing at the age of 4 in Norwich, England training in ballet and tap. After moving to Canada in 1997, he added jazz, lyrical,
hip hop and contemporary to his train- ing regime at Juliette’s Dance Centre in Saskatoon. In 2007, Nicholas moved to Vancouver to pursue his career.
He has since presented works at the Vancouver Art Gallery and across the lower mainland as both a dancer and a choreographer. Currently, he is working with Shay Kuebler for his new creation‘Karoshi’ and performs with Vancouver’s original cabaret, The True Heroines.