Mayumi Lashbrook, Canada
Lashbrook performs with an “electric” and “life-giving” connection (The Fringe Review, John Hinton). Her desire is that the audience is left with a rich and lasting experience. Her passions lie with exploring all possibilities of beauty, finite detail, and a raw elegance. She performs as a way to find connection, commonality and vulnerability in others.
Mayumi graduated from Ryerson University’s Theatre Performance Dance program, on the Dean’s list. She has since
worked with Peggy Baker (Peggy Baker Dance Projects), Andrea Nann (Dreamwalker Dance & The Whole Shebang Burlington), Colleen Snell (Frog in Hand), Jennifer Robichaud (Larchaud Dance Project), Lauren Cook (Alias Dance Project), Aria Evans (Political Movement), and Lisa Emmons (Aeris Körper). Mayumi is a leader of Dreamwalker Dance’s Conscious Bodies methodology and has brought this to schools, dance studios, workshops and intensives.
She was also the 2018/19 Dance Coordinator for the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.
As a choreographer, Mayumi has created works for live and video performance, both commercial and artistic. She has created work for music videos, dance films and live performance, both proscenium works and site-specific/interactive works. She received the REAson D’etre Creating Contact residency in partnership with New Blue Dance in 2017 which allowed her the opportunity to choreograph III.
Most prominently, Mayumi is the social media liaison and Co-Artistic Director of Aeris Körper Contemporary Dance. She performs, co-choreographs and co-produces work with the company year round. Her different roles are all encompassing and overlapping. This enables her to approach projects and communities with openness, curiosity, excellence, skill and is deeply satisfaction.
Residency supported by the Canada Council for the Arts