Ways to decolonize and break down syatemic racism of systems in place for your diverse and marginalized students. A focus on how you can re-program your department and diversify. Creating authentic and representational choices in your presented work.
Damon is a multifaceted performing artist and teacher and loves taking on a challenge. He holds a Bachelors Degree and Musical Theatre Diploma from Capilano University, trailed at the Banff Arts Centre and has studied Broadway Dance Centre New York City and Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver.
As a performer, he has performed with Theatre Under The Stars (West Side Story, Singin In The Rain), Royal City Musical Theatre (Annie, Hello Dolly!), Fighting Chance Productions (CATS), Gateway Theatre (Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Foursome) and many others around the city.
He works often as a vocal coach, choreographer or director in companies around the city. Highlights of his work include; Vagabond Players (Little Shop Of Horrors- CTC Nominee Best Choreographer ), Bard In The Valley (Much Ado About Nothing, Choreographer) and Northshore Light Opera Society (Into The Woods,Assistant Director, Once Upon A Mattress, Choreographer) as well as directing and choreographing the lower mainland premiere Cinderella (Broadway Edition) for Byrne Creek Secondary and the Vancouver Premiere of "Once On This Island" for Fabulist Theatre, for which he won a Broadway World Vancouver award for Best Direction and Choreography (with lead choreographer, Marion Landers)
He continues to teach competitive and recreation performing arts in school around the city, is Co-Artistic Director of Fabulist Theatre and is a freelance publicist and Arts Marketer. And when he finds the time, he does work for film and t.v.