Miyeko Ferguson is a Tkaronto (Toronto) based dance artist. In 2016, she received her BFA degree in Performance Dance from Ryerson University. Since graduation, Miyeko has had the pleasure of working with choreographers such as Naishi Wang, Jera Wolfe, Kate Hilliard and Allen Kaeja. She participated in Adelheid’s re:research in 2019 and Peggy Baker Dance Projects’ RBC’s Emerging Artists Program in 2021 where she worked closely with Heidi Strauss, Jessie Garon and Peggy Baker. Miyeko has performed in works presented at Jacob’s Pillow, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, Canadian Stage, DanceHouse and the National Arts Centre. She has toured across Canada and the United States with Red Sky Performance and in 2020, she was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for her performance in their production, AF. Most recently, Miyeko was an artist in residence at the Del E. Web Centre for the Performing Arts (Wickenburg, AZ) and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Artist StatementI value my role as a dancer and a collaborator to interpret, apply and develop work alongside a choreographer. As a performer, I aspire to put forth honest work and I am drawn to dancers who evoke a sense of themselves through the choreography placed on them. I want to expand my knowledge of what dance can be and I am always searching to be challenged by my peers and be exposed to new approaches.
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