Guest Artists

This is a partial list of the many performers and artists who have appeared with, or worked with, Kittiwake Dance Theatre over the years.

Yuriko Diyanova (Guest Performer)

A member of the Company since 2003, Yuriko Diyanova left a career as a classical soloist in Japan to join Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada. A prizewinner at several ballet competitions, she has an extensive classical repertoire which includes principal and soloist roles. Yuriko earned critical notice for her performance as Merlin’s mother in the company’s third original ballet of the same name. Other roles with Atlantic Ballet include: Marcelina in Figaro and Mozart’s first love in Amadeus, the principal role of Christine in Phantom of the Opera and in Igor Dobrovolskiy’s interpretation of Carmen.

Thomas Badrock-Finnigan (Guest Performer)

Thomas Finnigan-Badrock is from Liverpool, England and began his training at The Dance School of Scotland which he attended for four years. During Thomas’s third year at Central School of Ballet in London he competed in Prix De Lausanne and also was a part of Ballet Central where he toured the U.K. After graduating in 2016, Thomas attended a postgraduate year at Palucca Hoschule Fur Tanz in Dresden where he was involved in a new creation by Ihsan Rustem. This is Thomas’s second season with the Company. He has danced in Carmen, Piaf, Phantom of the Opera, and held the leading role in Igor Dobrovolskiy’s original ballet Alien.

Janie Richard (Choregrapher/Guest Teacher)

No stranger to the Newfoundland dance scene, Janie received a professional training at the École Supérieure de Ballet Contemporain in Montreal. She is an independent performer, choreographer and teacher who has worked with Avant Chamber Ballet in Dallas, Cas Public in Montreal, the Syracuse City Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, ProArteDanza Dance Company in Toronto, and as a principal dancer with Ballet Ouest de Montréal. From 2010 to 2013, she was a soloist with Atlantic Ballet Theatre in Moncton and has performed in Kittiwake Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker. Janie has lead a number of choreographic residencies in Newfoundland through Kittiwake, has judged dance competitions since 2013, and regularly teaches with studios in Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.


Alice Story (Composer)
Barbara Dick (Costume Designer)
Bob Innes (Musician)
Charlotte Macnee (Set Designer)
Christopher Body (Guest Performer)
Clark Ross (Composer)
Gail Innes (Choreographer)
Janine (Burke) Fraser (Choreographer)
Jennifer Dick (Choreographer)
John Coombs (Set Designer)
Kevin Law (Guest Performer)
Mara Noftall (Choreographer)
Nicholas Khan (Guest Performer/Choreographer)
Paul Bendzsa (Composer)
Paul Winston (Guest Performer/Choreographer)
Paul Steffler (Composer)
Rebekah Rimsay (Guest Performer)
Sarah Joy Stoker (Guest Performer)
Tristan Rehner (Dancer/Choreographer)
Peter Lancksweerdt (Guest Performer)
Amy Spector (Choreographer)