Professional Development 2018
With the generous funding support of Arts Abroad- Canada Council of the Arts and the Access & Career Development grant- Ontario Arts Council, Miss Coco was in Trinidad & Tobago. Documenting cultural and artistic life, such as Tobago Heritage Festival, with mentor and international choreographer, Delton Frank. She connected with other master teachers in USA.
Writing & Publishing
Altered Beauty: African-Caribbean Women Decolonizing Racialized Aesthetics in Toronto, Canada
Access Coco's published research in Volume 2 (2015) of Revue YOUR Review
(York Online Undergraduate Research)
Click here to read the review for the Dance Current Magazine
Print article in Feb/March 2018 edition of The Dance Current Magazine
1 of 3 featured contributing writers
Best Poster & Research Presentation
York University's 2nd annual Undergraduate Research Fair
Role Model - Black Canadian Awards
Recipient of Canada's Dance Assembly's I love Dance Community Award
Recipient of the International Golden Key Honours Society's Canadian Study/Volunteer Abroad Scholarship
Runner-up in Neighbourhood Arts Network's BMO Seed Grant
Nominated by Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo for York University's CERLAC -Michael Baptista Essay Prize (research paper on Toronto's Caribbean carnival)
York Region Arts Council - Artreprenuer Alumni spotlight - January 2018
Performance pic, dancing in community circle
CBC News - July 2016 "Underground Freedom Train: Toronto group remembers day slavery ended with symbolic subway ride"
Workshop feature in pilot Waterfront Toronto project - July 2016
Performance pic dancing at Afrofest main stage
Now Toronto - March 2016 "City of Toronto restores Afrofest to two full days"
Independent Artists feature for Culture Days - August 2015
Workshop feature in Hillside Festival blog 2015