Collaborated Artists

Racheal Missingham – Project Co-ordinator

I am a deaf female emerging circus artist, whom has been training in circus arts skills including aerial skills and ground skills since 2011.  She has had a short but noteworthy professional career, which underscores her professional ambitions both in the field of physical theatre and in helping the broader community.

I have been involved in the following projects:

  • 2013, Rising Star Disability Masterclass, Access Arts Inc
  • 2011 – 2012, Wizard of Auslan, Vulcana Women’s Circus

Heidi Millington – Audio Composition Designer

Heidi Millington (Australia) is a vocalist and an award nominated song-writer, composer and producer of electronica music. She is a founding member of the electronic music production collective “Lady Electronica”. She also works in the fields of environmental science and across art+science in interactive sensor-triggered interface design which she incorporates as mechatronic controllers of sound in her performances. Her whimsical and intimate vocal style combines with an unguarded and optimistic approach to lyric writing.


Celia White – Artistic Director

Since 1979 Celia has created, directed and coordinated processes and creative outcomes with a variety of artists and arts organisations. She is a director and devisor of contemporary physical theatre.  She has worked with community participants, students, emerging and professional artists. She has a postgraduate diploma of Movement Studies from National Institute of Dramatic Arts. She was Artistic Director of Vulcana Women’s Circus 2004 – 2008. She was Artistic Director of Contact Inc Youth Arts 2009 – 2010. She works as a freelance director and theatre maker and is currently Acting Artistic Director of Vulcana Women’s Circus.

Maria Karam – Researcher

Dr. Maria Karam received her doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Southampton, UK, with a specialist degree in human computer interactions from the University of Toronto, Canada. As a post-doctoral fellow at Ryerson University, Karam developed the technology known as the model human cochlea as part of the Emoti-Chair project with co-inventors Professor Deborah Fels and Professor Frank Russo. Karam has started two other successful businesses over the past two years, including the Sideshow Café and the Coffee Lab, a public usability evaluation lab in Toronto. She brings her skills as a visionary in computer interactions, a community builder and a scientist.

David Bobier – Artist

David Bobier has con­sid­er­able expe­ri­ence in arts and arts admin­is­tra­tion, as well as, hav­ing been on the teach­ing fac­ulty of Fan­shawe Col­lege, Lon­don, ON; Mount Alli­son Uni­ver­sity, Sackville, NB and Uni­ver­sity of Wind­sor, ON, for a com­bined 13 years. As a prac­tic­ing artist his exhi­bi­tion career includes 18 solo and over 20 group exhi­bi­tion projects across Canada, in the United States and the UK. He has been the recip­i­ent of a vari­ety of grants from the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts, Ontario Arts Coun­cil and New Brunswick Arts Council.

In addi­tion to serv­ing Toronto Inter­na­tional Deaf Arts and Film Fes­ti­val as Direc­tor of Devel­op­ment, Bobier is res­i­dent artist with the Inclu­sive Media and Design Cen­tre, Ryer­son Uni­ver­sity and TAD Inc. (Tac­tile Audio Dis­play Sys­tems); Co-Founder and Chair of the newly formed Lon­don Ontario Media Arts Asso­ci­a­tion and Founder /Coordinator of Vibra­Fu­sion­Lab, a London-based vibro­tac­tile arts collective.