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Rodney Diverlus

Rodney is crouched in front of a chain link fence, they are looking at the camera resting their chin on their fist. They wear a coloured robe.

Rodney Diverlus


Rodney Diverlus (@rodneydiverlus | They/Them) is a Haitian-Canadian multi-hyphenate artist who works in dance, theatre, film, multidisciplinary performance, and public arts-based political interventions. Described by the Toronto Star as "one of Toronto's fastest rising dance talents," Rodney recently debuted the Dora-nominated ‘welcome, we’ve been waiting’ for Toronto Dance Theatre and has created choreographic works for Toronto Dance Theatre, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Tableau d’Hôte Theatre, Art Gallery of Ontario, SummerWorks Festival, Irie Music Festival, and has interpreted works by Stratford Festival, Holla Jazz, Canadian Stage, Luminato Festival, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, The Bentway, to name a few. They are the recipient of the 2019 Canadian Stage Award for Direction and 2020 Montreal English Theatre Awards Best Choreography Nominee.

Beyond their artistic practice, they moonlight as a community activator and writer. They are a co-founder of Black Lives Matter—Canada (external link, opens in new window)  and the Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism (external link, opens in new window) .