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The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance

The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance is a remarkable building nestled in the Regent Park neighbourhood of Toronto. 

Since 2012, The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance has established itself as an open and welcoming space for artists to rehearse, create and perform, and where the community can learn, communicate, and share.

A former Salvation Army Citadel, the company purchased the building in 2007 and renovated it into the cultural beacon it has become today, including studio, office and theatre space.

The Citadel plays host to a range of presentation platforms and residency programs for some of Canada’s most interesting choreographers and dance companies. It is also the home of Compagnie de la Citadelle, the Citadel Dance Program, and neighbour Toronto Council Fire’s Indigenous dance program, First Fire.

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The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance houses the Jean Soper Studio, a 30’ x 30’ dance studio, the Mimi Herrndorf Studio Theatre, a 30’ x 55’ intimate theatre space, and the recently added Lindy Green Wing, a dedicated dressing room for performers.

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Residency + Creative Incubator Program

Expanding on the company’s existing values of inclusion, collaboration, accessibility and trust, Citadel + Compagnie is furthering its impact by creating more space for more artists at its home, The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. Introduced in 2020, the program redistributes resources to support the work of seven local artists and organizations.

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Community Programs

Since 2016, The Citadel has hosted neighbour Toronto Council Fire’s Indigenous youth dance program, First Fire.

Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre is an autonomous, vibrant cultural agency that involves and serves the Indigenous community with confidence for and commitment to their well-being. Council Fire’s mandate is to provide counselling, material assistance and other direct services to First Nations people as well as to encourage and enhance spiritual and personal growth.

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