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Lydia Zimmer

Lydia graduated from Walnut Hill School for the Arts in ‘07 and joined The Boston Conservatory where she received her B.F.A. ’11 in dance on the Conservatory Scholarship. Lydia trained at programs in Canada such as Canada’s National Ballet School, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Springboard Danse Montreal, and Halifax Dance Association. Additionally, she trained extensively at American programs such as Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Traditions, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and The Movement Invention Project. Since returning to Halifax, and thanks to Live Art Dance Productions, Lydia presented the full work Bonne Nuit at The Sir James Dunn Theatre in April 2016, supported by Canada Council for the Arts. In the fall of 2016, Lydia completed a movement research residency in Skagastrond, Iceland through the Nes Artist Residency supported by Arts Nova Scotia. Thereafter she created a trio titled Embankment, which was performed by Votive Dance at the David MacMurray Studio Theatre in 2017. Lydia additionally completed a choreographic residency in Sofia, Bulgaria at the Derida Dance Centre, July 2017, with support from Canada Council for the Arts, where Sonderling was created. Sonderlings, the trio of Sonderling, was presented at the Bus Stop Theatre through Nostos Collectives, June 2018, with support from Canada Council for the Arts. Lydia is performing in Parallel Paths with Nostos Collectives in November 2018 at Alderney Landing and will participate in Mocean Dance’s Next Wave choreographic program. Lydia is currently employed by Mocean Dance, teaches at Halifax Dance and continues to present her own work independently and through Kinetic Studio. 

Photograph by Holly Crooks