Ann Marie Fleming

Ann Marie is an award-winning independent filmmaker, writer and artist who mixes genres and media and whose work often deals with themes of family, history and memory. Three of her films have have been awarded "Best Canadian Short" at TIFF. Her graphic novel adaptation of her feature-length historical documentary The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam won the Doug Wright Award for Best Comic in 2008. Her animated adaptation of Bernice Eisenstein's I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors was on Canada's Top Ten film list for 2011. Currently, Ann Marie is working with the NFB on an animated musical about real estate in Vancouver, and is developing an animated feature about poetry that takes place in Iran.

Bill Pechet

Bill Pechet is a designer and artist who also teaches at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. Through his company, PECHET Studio, Bill produces large scale urban infrastructure and art projects, cemetery designs, the occasional residence and also dance/theatre sets. In 2006, his firm at the time (Pechet and Robb Art and Architecture) represented Canada at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, with a project entitled SweaterLodge. Currently Bill is working on a mammoth fountain and light sculpture for the city of Winnipeg, entitled Emptyful.

Dianne Miller

Dianne Miller has had professional experience as a dancer, and has an extensive teaching background in dance as well as in Pilates. She has been at the forefront of the Pilates field in Canada since introducing the Pilates Method to this country in 1984. She was on the dance faculty of Simon Fraser University for ten years, where she also introduced the Pilates Method. In addition to her commitment to training Pilates teachers, Dianne continues to provide leadership and vision for Pilates professionals through her involvement with the Pilates Method Alliance, an international not-for-profit organization. She has been active in this organization since its inception, and is the first Canadian to have served on its Board of Directors.


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