Dawn creates interactive atmospheres, Entertaining audiences around the world. Her presence carries mysterious magic with contact juggling or lively jubilance with clowning, hooping or fire. Contact Dawn today for performance and teaching inquiries.

Learn to contact juggle with her new DVD!

Shot in full HD, Dawn takes you through the basics of contact juggling: balances, body rolls and more. If you’re a frustrated newbie (it can be tough to learn!) or a long time enthusiast this DVD is for you.

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About Dawn

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Being Yourself

Being Yourself

Professor Adam Grant wrote this essay “Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice.” But it seems this professor misrepresents, and misunderstands this advice, taking it in the most literal possible meaning. What the professor doesn’t understand is being authentic doesn’t mean saying every sarcastic feeling, or every detail of one’s thoughts. Being authentic means that you – yourself – are capable of being mindful of all the minutia of your own feelings and thoughts, as well as being mindful of your surroundings, and the interactions between them. Being authentic or “being yourself” is really just another word for being fully present, in both mind and body, of all that is happening in any given moment. The fact is, we are never only feeling, thinking or saying only one thing. This means you have a choice of which feeling, thought or words you choose to say. In fact, some of the most authentic people I know say very little and choose their words wisely and precisely because they are giving careful attention to all the details of the moments. My clown classes were the best training in “being yourself”, as it was a place where I had permission to be in my body and within my full range of emotions. My teacher, David McMurray Smith, taught that every clown has a “ring master”, and that the ring master is always present and in control of all impulses and behaviours. This ring master always ensure that you did not hurt anyone, including yourself, no matter what your clown was doing. If you clown was stomping on the floor, your ring master... read more
Paying Attention

Paying Attention

Over the years as a performance artist, I have learned that the most important factor in a good performance is paying attention, wholly and fully to every action you make and your audience’s response simultaneously. This means being vulnerable, showing up fully to your performance by committing to every action, and also being conscious those actions and the effects they have on others. This takes profound focus and concentration to do. We spend so much of our lives simply walking around the world, living in our heads all day, in a habituated state of consciousness. Been fully aware of everything around you is not always great, and can create anxiety, so this is not entirely a bad thing. WE need to habituate to our surroundings or we would be overstimulated very quickly. However, on stage, being open to and conscious of every feeling in your body, emotion, action and sound is the basis of a good performance. How do you invite interaction and be fully integrated in your own awareness, offering a fully whole self? Awareness and attention to details takes an enormous amount of practice. You won’t cure attention deficit disorder if you have it but, there are ways to start paying more attention and get more of yourself to be present in your actions. You must learn to pay attention to your attention. But how? Through consciously watching yourself and listening to when you are paying attention and when you are not. I became aware of how little I was paying attention when I started learning the French language. The repercussions of not being aware in any... read more
Scheherazade short

Scheherazade short

Performing to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade was a grande experience. The ability to perform with a full symphony was so full and rich with emotion and powerful technique. So many people’s passion combined into a single moment, with the addition of my expression of story telling and music was pure magic. Orchestral music is so rich on it’s own, but then they added my work to the mix. So many people who held me up and allowed me to share this with the world: Evan Michell The musical director, and who contacted me with this brilliant proposal, giving me a platform to express myself with. Remi Laroussinie who helped build the foundations of this piece, and reworked my work for more poise and grace Bekka Rose who was an outside eye, a lighting technician and my unconditional support. Her strength is in the details and she understands what needs to get done to make things clean and beautiful. Of course, my parents, my husband and all my friends whom I’ve spoke to in the last year were continuously helpful and gave me insights and I am grateful for every piece of advice that helped this come together. After getting off that stage, there is so much gratitude for each member of the symphony. The only thing more that I could wish for is that it could be a run of shows for a couple days in a... read more

What People are Saying About Dawn

Since we met Dawn back in 2011, she has been a fundamental part of our planning and outreach. She is the best kind of advisor – someone who’s not afraid to tell you that you’re doing something terrible, when needed, but also who suggests positive solutions to problems you didn’t even know you had. We’ve spent three years getting better and better, and Dawn has played an important part in that. Nick Broad, founder

The Busking Project

Dawn Marie is an incredible instructor and coach. Her class was pack and she still managed to offer an amazing workshop with lots of personal attention. Her class was one of the highlights of the festival and I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a great coach. Carisa Hendrix, director of Prop Fest Alberta

Dawn is a professional, expert in her field of expertise who made the 2 hour workshop feel like a walk in the park. At the end, everyone felt that they accomplished what looked impossible at the beginning and felt the time just flew by. Joe Nifco


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