DART Co-op students take their studies in theatre to related work opportunities at some of the best employers in the the GTA and Niagara cultural sector. Fifteen students began their Co-op studies at DART in the fall of 2014.
Elena Milenkovski, DART, worked as an intern with SummerWorks Performance Festival, Toronto. The SummerWorks Festival is an 11-day festival spanning theatre, dance, live art and music that enables approximately 40 – 50 independent productions per year to be staged. SummerWorks supports work that has a clear artistic vision and explores a specific theatrical aesthetic. It encourages risks, questions, and creative explorations while insisting on accessibility, integrity and professionalism. Elena was very excited to add this experience to her resume. She proved to be an invaluable part of the team. Her organizational skills, initiative and strong interpersonal skills aided the festival in marketing and gaining sponsors for the 2014 event.
@alesiadane @BrockCoop Ditto! We can’t overstate our love for Elena and her significant contributions to #SW14.
Emi Forster, SummerWorks Performance Festival, August 19, Twitter
Three DART students worked at the Shaw Festival Theatre for the 2014 season. Amanda McDonnell, Sarah Bradford and Alexandra Towne worked in various roles in the green room, box office and retail sections of the theatre. Dianne Gibbs, Human Resources Manager, felt that these students had the perfect combination of communication and interpersonal skills mixed with a love of theatre for these roles.