Apprentice dancers

Amara Barner

Amara started training at a young age from her hometown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a teenager, she began traveling to assist choreographers and train at numerous dance conventions including The Pulse On Tour and Intrigue Dance Convention.  She gave workshops and performed in Australia, Mexico, London and Italy. After moving to New York City, Amara joined Isodoc Dance Group where she both created and performed works with the company. Amara is joining RUBBERBANDANCE Group as an apprentice for the 2016 season.

Béatrice Larrivée

Béatrice Larrivée © Photo by Isabel Rancier
© Photo by Isabel Rancier

Béatrice Larrivée discovered her passion for dance at a very young age and moved to Montreal to study classic ballet at l’École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec in 2008. After graduating from high school, she moved to Vancouver to train in the Arts Umbrella company under the direction of Artemis Gordon. In this post secondary program, she performed work by Crystal Pite, Lesley Telford, Marie Chouinard, Aszure Barton, Tom Weinberger, Sharon Eyal and many others. While still in school, she worked for Heather Myers and participated in projects of Paras Terezakis. Other experiences includes Marie Chouinard and Hofesh Shechter Company workshops at the Banff Center. She also worked exclusively with the RUBBERBANDance Group in the 2016 edition of Springboard dance in Montréal. Béatrice is joining RUBBERBANDance Group as an aspiring dancer for the 2016-2017 season.

Sydney McManus

Sydney McManus is born in London, Ontario. Following high school she resided in Toronto where she has worked with choreographers and companies such as TOES For Dance, Helix Dance Project, Conteur Dance Company, Bridge to Artists and Transcendance Project. Additional training includes Springboard Danse Montreal where she worked exclusively with RUBBERBANDance Group (Montreal) as well as Frog in Hand (Mississauga) learning both their method as well as their repertoire. She has also worked with MADboots Dance (New York) and Kate Wallich of the YC (Seattle) while also being an emerging choreographer herself. Beyond dance, Sydney is also a commissioned visual artist and designer.