About Us!

Ted Fox


(Producer, Host) Award-winning arts broadcaster Ted Fox received the 2006 Dance Ontario Award for Exceptional Contribution to the Dance Community for his work with Evi-Dance, CIUT's unique dance radio program, which he produced and hosted until November 7 2015. Now doing with Beverley Daurio review coverage of dance and physical theatre. He also received the 1987 Award for Outstanding Program for In the Wings, an arts program he produced and hosted for Graham Cable television. Ted has been a passionate promoter of Toronto’s theatre and dance scene since the 1980s, when he highlighted the early careers of now well-known performers and companies, including Alan and Karen Kaeja of Kaeja d’Dance, Theatre Columbus, Theatre Smith-Gilmour and Loreena McKennitt. In 1988, he continued his unique arts coverage as co-host of the CIUT radio show About Town. From 1991-1993 he served on the board of directors of DanceWorks, Toronto’s leading presenter of independent dance. In 1991-92, he co-edited the dance quarterly step-Text, a lively, informative quarterly devoted to dance and dance-related issues. Currently he produces and hosts Evi-Dance, CIUT’s (89.5 FM) unique dance radio program. Ted is co-founder of Arts Marmalade, with Beverley Daurio.

Alan Page

(Web Tech) Alan has been fascinated with computers since the days of punch cards and paper tapes. He still has his first computer, now almost a museum piece. Watching dance stimulates the other side of his brain. This stops his head from becoming lopsided from too much programming.

Beverley Daurio

(Dance Reviewer and Web Editor) Beverley Daurio is the author of three books (most recently Hell & Other Novels, from Coach House/Talon). She has worked in interdisciplinary performance in dance, and also with musicians and visual artists, and has enjoyed arts residencies in Saskatchewan and Florida. Her reviews, literary journalism and essays have appeared across the country, including in The Globe and Mail, Books in Canada, and many magazines, her poetry has been widely published (her book of poetry, If Summer Had a Knife, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lamper Award), and her fiction has been published across Canada and in the USA, UK and Australia. Her writing has received support from the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council, as well as a Barbara Demming Award (US). Books edited by Beverley Daurio have won the Governor-General's Award, the NARSC Award for best researched music book in North America, and have been nominated for many others, including the Trillium, the Arthur Ellis, and the Toronto Book Award. Editor-in-chief of The Mercury Press, and co-editor of Teksteditions, she is former editor-in-chief of Poetry Canada Review and Paragraph: The Canadian Fiction Review. A member of The Writers' Union of Canada and the Editors' Association of Canada, she is a former long-serving member of The Literary Press Group board of directors. She also works as a freelance editor.


Jason Vanstone

(Website Designer) A professional dancer, instructor and musician, Jason is the Co-Artistic Director of Artists’ Play Dance Theatre school and company.

Jason co-choreographed and performed with Artists’ Play at The Atlantic Fringe Festival, fFIDA, Toronto International Dance Festival and various cabaret improvisations and performances. Other performances include the Fritz Helder and the Phantoms and Parahumans Dance Theatre. In television, Jason was aired on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation as an opening credit hip hop dancer.

Jason studied jazz, ballet and modern at Ryerson University and had the opportunity to work with David Earle, D.A. Hoskins, Mark Christman and Nadia Potts. He was chosen to show work in the Ryerson Choreographic Works 2002 with his piece “Lost & Calling”. Having trained at various schools in the west since the age of 5, Jason acquired many styles which lead him to flourish in contemporary, hip hop and jazz.

Musically, Jason writes, plays and produces his own music for dance productions and for his own band, Along the Lines. His first piece for stage, ‘A City Reflection’ was showcased as part of Artists’ Play’s “Love & Life” in the 2007 Atlantic Fringe Festival. Since then Jason has created music for larger productions such as “The Reservation and “HeartSurge”.

Jason has choreographed various musicals for high schools and communities across Canada and continues to create work for dancers of all ages. He has taught creative movement at various schools in the GTA. Jason is thrilled to be sharing dance with children and adults as the instructor of Mighty Moves, Hip Hop and Modern Movement at Artists’ Play Dance Theatre.