Artistic Direction

Dyana Sonik-Henderson 


Dyana is a choreographer, instructor, and the Executive/Artistic Director of the Indi non-profit Victoria-based dance company Broken Rhythms Victoria Society. She is a staple in the Victoria Dance community with weekly classes at the iconic Raino dance studio and her company has been awarded five Pick of the Fringe awards, been shortlisted for Monday Magazine Best Dance company, and has had featured work in Dance Current Magazine as well as Boulevard Magazine 2015. Dyana has been hired to set choreography on local and national companies, received grants from the Canada council, been a guest lecture at Uvic on the theme of creativity, commissioned to collaborate with artists from a wide range of disciplines, and continues to work with her company on creative projects most recently being awarded a grant from the CRD to continue her work for a main stage creation. Her productions and choreography have been performed nationally including Halifax, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Port Alberni Fringe and most recently Toronto. She has studies and performed internationally including at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music and dance (London England) and recently completed her honors thesis at UVIC on the themes of gender and movement. Dyana has also created and produced numerous smaller works for various shows and community events such as Bounce, Spoken Word Festival, Pretty Good not Bad Productions, Working class theatre and was awarded the LOLA project international (Jan/Feb 2015), working with Gabi Beier from Berlin, Germany.