You are now in the main content area



Produced by Tanya Evidente

Lighting Design by Emerson Kafarowski

Featuring new choreography by guest choreographers and Ryerson Dance Alumni Emilio Colalillo and Tara Pillon!

*photo by Jeremy Mimnagh

Guest Choreographers

Emilio Colalillo is a Toronto based professional dancer and choreographer. Colalillo studied classical ballet, modern, jazz and contemporary and received his BFA degree in Dance from Ryerson University. As a dancer he has toured the world internationally with Corpus Dance Projects, Creativiva, A2D2 and his own company EMiMOTION to Europe, The Middle East, Asia, Caribbean and North America. He has danced for the Canadian Opera Company as a lead dancer in "La Traviata" and performed for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Colalillo has worked and performed for many contemporary choreographers including; Newton Morraes, William Yong, Hanna Kiel, Colin Connor and Marie Josee Chartier. Dance is his passion which led him to explore his creativity and become a choreographer.

He is the founder of EMiMOTION, a contemporary based dance company. Colalillo has choreographed 5 full length dance works known for his use of physicality, emotion and avant garde nature. Colalillo is the winner of the Paula Citron Award at Fresh Blood 2013 for his choreography of his duet "Avadita". Colalillo is inspired by his Italian culture and incorporates commedia dell'arte in his works. Colalillo also enjoys teaching and inspiring the youth. He has choreographed for Innovative Musical Theatre for their theatre program choreographing Footloose and Shrek The Musical. Colalillo has also choreographed Aladdin, Alice In Wonderland, The Little Prince and Pinnochio which toured internationally with Creativiva. Emilio is currently finishing his Masters of Fine Arts Degree at York University researching about posthumanism in dance. To further his education he plans to pursue a PhD.

Visit, external link


Thursday, Mar. 19th - 8:00pm

Friday, Mar. 20th - 8:00pm

Saturday, Mar. 21st - 2:00pm

Saturday, Mar. 21st - 8:00pm



Ryerson Theatre

43 Gerrard Street East

Toronto, Ontario


Map of ryerson theatre




Tickets are available at the School of Performance Box Office and online.


Online Ticket Fees: A $2.50 service fee per ticket will be charged.

Cash transactions only for in-person ticket purchases, no credit/debit available.


Box Office

School of Performance
345 Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario
M5M 3G5