Votive Dance was established as a non for profit organization in 2012 by Kathleen Doherty & Stephanie Mitro. The dance company is based out of Halifax and was founded to create more performance and choreographic opportunities for professional artists. The company has created and performed 6 full length shows which included choreography by: Jacinte Armstrong, Rhonda Baker, Kathleen Doherty, Kara Friesen, Catherine Hayward, Katelyn McCulloch, Stephanie Mitro, Michele Slattery & Amanda Stafford. The company has enjoyed many performances throughout NS, as well as touring performances to Moncton, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and now Edmonton. Most recently, Votive Dance presented a show entitled “Verge”, which featured live music and dance. Votive Dance is extremely excited to be a part of Nextfest, and thanks Canada Council for support in this endeavour.