Fanny Ghorayeb

Fanny Ghorayeb began her professional dance career as a performer, dance teacher, choreographer and founder of a Modern Dance company. She then became a Dance educator at Cawthra Park Secondary School in the Peel District School Board where, over the next 27 years, she developed an outstanding high school program for young dance artists. As the Artistic Director of the Regional Arts program at Cawthra, she was responsible for the administration of all four Arts areas: Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts, while also creating works annually for the Dance program, writing the Dance curriculum, choreographing and/or directing the annual musical, producing several performances a year, sitting on several committee for arts advocacy and engaging professional guest artists to teach and mentor students.

While teaching full-time, Fanny Ghorayeb maintained her involvement in the professional dance community. She has served on the Boards of directors for Dancemakers and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, was a Dora juror in the Dance division, a choreographer and teacher in several theatres and post secondary institutions and has launched the career of several young artists who have achieved remarkable success in their chosen art field. She’s presently serving on the board of the Dancer’s transition resource centre (DTRC).

Since leaving Cawthra Park in June 2017, Fanny has been involved in a number of independent projects. These include: On Display Global (Dec 2017) with New York based choreographer Heidi Latsky, Le Grand Continental for Luminato (June 2018) working along side Montreal choreographer Sylvain Emard, conducting workshops and Master Classes at several performing arts high schools and professional schools. Fanny currently serves on faculty at Ryerson University’s School of Performance teaching Dance for Musical Theatre for fourth year Dance and Acting students. Presently, Fanny’s advocacy interests include working with Artists and Performing Arts Organizations to ensure fair, safe, respectful and equitable creative practices including in the audition process, in casting deliberations and during the rehearsal process.