dance Immersion Welcomes New Program Director

Oct. 04, 2020
dance Immersion has announced that Timea Wharton-Suri will be joining their team as Program Director.
Timea is an arts executive, curator, and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from York University, and a Master of Business Administration and Arts and Media Management Graduate Diploma from Schulich School of Business.

Timea performed for several years with dance companies such as Ballet Creole and Ronald Taylor Dance before opening a dance/fitness studio – one of the first that now proliferate in urban centres.

She has produced events for TO Live, Holla Jazz, Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto Dance Theatre, the Remarkable Women Awards, and others. Timea worked for the Dancer Transition Resource Centre, TVOntario, and Toronto Arts Council (TAC), where she managed the dance and literary arts portfolios. At TAC, she worked with Canada’s largest communities of dancers and writers to administer a $2.5 million grants budget, was the architect of the What’s Your Story? And Toronto Lit Up programs, and co-developed the Long-Term Dance Projects, Cultural Leaders Lab, Performing Arts Facilities, and Animating Toronto Parks programs.

Timea has served as a Big Sister mentor, taught dance to adults and youth, and has been engaged as a speaker for over 20 Canadian arts organizations. In 2019, Timea co-developed and facilitated curriculum delivery for dance Immersion's Legacy Leaders Arts Project Management course. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of Dance Media Group (The Dance Current) and is serving as the Interim Managing Director of Toronto Dance Theatre until the fall of 2020. Timea is a member of the International Association of Blacks in Dance and the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce.

Connect with Timea at:

For more about Timea and dance Immersion