Carol-Ann Bohrn is an independent contemporary dance artist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Carol-Ann has interpreted and performed choreography for artists including Jolene Bailie (Gearshifting Performance Works), Marie-Josée Chartier (petites danses, 2017), Odette Heyn (Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra), Ming Hon (Chase Scenes #1-58, aceartinc., and Summer Institute, Plug In ICA Gallery), Jennifer Mascall (BLOOM series 2015, Vancouver), Freya Olafson (Constant Partial Attention, Young Lungs Research Series), and Joshua Beamish (black tent on the plains, 2011).
As a choreographer, Carol-Ann has created work through alternative art programs: Cartae Open School (at aceartinc.) and in the Foundation Mentorship Program at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art. There, she was mentored by performance artist and art professor Sharon Alward.
Bo(h)rn and raised in Brandon, Manitoba, Carol-Ann trained at Ryerson University‘s Dance Program in Toronto, ON from 2008-2010. In 2010, she relocated to Saskatoon, SK to perform classical and contemporary repertoire with the White Birch Ballet Company.
With the aim of refocusing her career on contemporary work, Carol-Ann attended Winnipeg’s School of Contemporary Dancers’ Senior Professional Program where she graduated with a B.A. Honours Degree from the University of Winnipeg in 2013. It was here she received mentorship from Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers‘ Artistic Director, Brent Lott.
Following her degree, she spent a year in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s Professional Division – Teacher’s Training Program.
Banner image: Of The Earth by Brenna Marie Cross Klaverkamp with dancer Kelsey Todd. Performed at Frame Arts Warehouse, Winnipeg, Canada, 2014. Headshot by Sierra Friesen. Bottom image: Spicy Pickled Herrings by Carol-Ann Bohrn, performed with Elise Page at the MAWA-FMP 2017-2018 exhibition, ace art inc., 2019. Photo by Stationpoint Photographic.