JP Longboat is a Storyteller, Multi-disciplinary Artist. is Kanyen’kehà:ka (Mohawk), Turtle Clan, he grew up along the River Ouse, Haldimand Deed territory, Ontario. JP has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree through combined education at the University of Michigan and the Ontario College of Art and Design. He has extensive professional training and practice in traditional and contemporary forms of visual art and live performance.
JP has trained, collaborated, and performed with many professional theatre and dance companies across Canada. His work emanates from the cultural ways of his people and h
creative process is grounded in the legacy of First Nations artistic practice. He is the founder and Associate Director of Circadia Indigena – Indigenous Arts Collective based in Algonquin territory, along the Kichi sibi at Akikodjiwan Falls. The collective creates full length performance works, and land-based Multi-disciplinary festivals. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance.