Carol-Ann Bohrn is an independent contemporary dance artist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Carol-Ann has interpreted choreography for independent award-winning choreographers Jolene Bailie (Gearshifting Danceworks), 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) and Freya Olafson (CPA, Young Lungs Research Series).
Keen on expanding her expressive abilities, Carol-Ann participated in aceartinc.‘s Cartae Open School, where she produced a series of digital prints for gallery presentation and a short video-piece, “Routine: Mea Culpa“ in collaboration with visual artist Madeline Rae.
Carol-Ann is currently developing her artistic wits in the Foundation Mentorship Program at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (FMP at MAWA). Her mentor is performance artist and professor Sharon Alward. Her upcoming performance/video piece will be shown in the FMP graduation show at aceartinc. in December, 2018.
Bo(h)rn and raised in Brandon, Manitoba, Carol-Ann began her professional training at Ryerson University’s dance program in 2008. In 2010, she performed classical and contemporary repertoire with Saskatoon’s 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 at the School of Contemporary Dance where she received mentorship from former Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Brent Lott. She then 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).