Brayden Jamil Cairns

Photographer: Alyssa Martin

Dancer / Costume Designer

Big Time Miss

Brayden Jamil Cairns (he/they) is a Toronto based artist and member of Alyssa Martin’s company, Rock Bottom Movement. He left rural Ontario in 2015 to train at Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Performance. Since his training, Brayden has worked with the likes of Rodney Diverlus, Anne Plamondon and many of his peers in collaborative processes. Brayden is interested in movement that can be enjoyed by people from all walks of life. He binds dance and lived experience to create challenging works of art, utilizing different media such as writing and film. Many of these ideas come from a powerful need to uplift the queer and BIPOC communities. Brayden will often be found researching what it is to feel pleasure and what can come from self-exploration.

Photo credit: Jared Miller