diana lopez soto
artistic Director,, performer, teacher
My goal is to offer challenging, innovative and creative productions inspired by the land, breath and movement. I create artistic and highly skilled
performances for festivals, corporate and private events. I also offer classes and workshops for all levels. As an artistic director and owner, my interest is to bring unique experiences to life through the transition from mere captivation to full awareness.
My task as an artist is to be an example of inspiration; movement fulfills me with energy and self-respect. My physicality is a mobile and porous container that embraces the creative self; when allowing the self to breath through, I connect with the universe.
Aerialist, Fire Performer, Dancer and Teacher. She is a graduate of the George Brown Dance Performance Program. Jennifer has performed with such companies as A2D2 Aerial Dance, Blue Ceiling Dance, Circus Orange, Goodness Gracious Fire Dancers, Koba Family Entertain- ment, La Belle Danse Baroque Company, LaRouge Entertainment and Zero Gravity Circus. She has also choreographed and performed for the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra in their production of Lord of the Rings, with Diana Lopez Soto and Draught Horse Productions and as a guest artist for The Dance Institute in Markham. Jennifer currently teaches for Artists’ Play School of Dance and The Circus Academy.Having toured Canada, across North America, to Barbados, Dubai and Bahrain, Jennifer is happy to be home in Toronto sharing the love of aerial and dance with those eager to learn.
Elizabeth Dawn Snell
Professional dancer, aerialist, choreographer and instructor in Toronto, Elizabeth is the Artistic Director and founder of Artists’ Play School of Dance.
Recently, Elizabeth has been featured as a aerialist with Hit & Run Dance Productions, Disney, La Rouge Entertainment and Zero Gravity Circus.
Elizabeth has danced with Corpus, Parahumans Dance Theatre, The International Tango Festival, and has worked with choreographers such as Siona Jackson and Diana Lopez.
Elizabeth has created and performed many small works and produced four larger productions which premiered at festivals and showcases such as Series 8:08, Festival of Independent Dance Artists (fFida), Atlantic Fringe Festival, Toronto Fringe Festival 2008 and 2009, LABCAB Festival and her own productions, Artists’ Play…a Cabaret!.