Votive Dance was established in 2012 by Kathleen Doherty and Stephanie Mitro. Based in K’jipuktuk/Halifax, the company was founded to support and develop professional artists from the Atlantic region and to create more performance and choreographic opportunities for local artists. Votive has commissioned works by choreographers who include: Jacinte Armstrong, Rhonda Baker, Kathleen Doherty, Vanessa Goodman, Catherine Hayward, Kendra MacLeod, Katelyn McCulloch, Stephanie Mitro, Dyana Sonik-Henderson, Amanda Stafford and Lydia Zimmer. The company has performed throughout Nova Scotia, and toured to Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John. Votive Dance continues to be an active and important part of the Nova Scotia dance community.
Votive Dance: Kathleen Doherty, Vivika Ballard, Rhonda Baker. Photo by Kevin MacCormack