Penny Couchie

Penny is an award-winning arts leader, dancer, actor, choreographer, and community engaged artist of Anishinaabe ancestry from Nipissing First Nation, Ontario. Penny is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Aanmitaagzi, an Indigenous multi-arts company based in her home community. In 2016, Penny received the K.M. Hunter Award for Dance from the Ontario Arts Council. Over the past 20 years, Penny has been guest instructor at schools throughout Canada and the U.S., including Centre for Indigenous Theatre, where she has been a faculty member and choreographer since 1998. She is the assistant director and choreographer of Marie Clements’ The Unnatural and Accidental Women at the National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre’s inaugural season.

2019/20 Season: Maggie & Me: A Healing Dance