Hi! I’m Mara Turenne, I use she/her pronouns and I’m a plus-size, Métis dancer/performer. I’m originally from Treaty 1, Winnipeg, Manitoba, but am currently on Treaty 14 territory studying Music Theatre Performance at Sheridan College. I started dancing at the young age of 6 and fell in love with it for the beautiful storytelling. I have performed and received multiple awards at competitions/festivals across Canada and the United States including Artists Emerge (Edmonton), Manitoba Dance Festival (Winnipeg), Release Dance Competition (Vancouver), and World Of Dance (Orange County, California). When I was younger I never saw anyone like me onstage. Representation is so important. I work hard to inspire young women to be proud of who they are and show that they can achieve anything they want to!
I love to share my art and passion with anyone who will watch and listen. It’s a way into the heart that I feel is like no other!