About

Board of Directors (14-15)

  • Andrea Vagianos, Managing Director, Toronto Dance Theatre (President)
  • Michael Rubinoff, Associate Dean, Visual and Performing Arts, Sheridan College (Incoming Past President)
  • Ghislain Caron, General Manager, Le Theatre français de Toronto (Treasurer)
  • Jennifer Bennett, Managing Director, Dance Umbrella of Ontario
    (Secretary)
  • Natalie Ackers, General Manager, Roseneath Theatre
  • Jim Aldridge, General Manager, TicketKing, Mirvish Productions
  • Shawn Daudlin, General Manager at Buddies in Bad Times
  • Chris Goddard, President, Goddard Marketing + Event Specialists
  • Mark Hammond, Director of Programming Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Su Hutchinson, Managing Director, Canadian Stage Company
  • Brad Lepp, Director, External Relations, Soulpepper Theatre Company
  • Amy Mushinski, Government Relations, Canadian Opera Company
  • Aislinn Rose, Independent Producer/Theatre maker
  • Liew Wong, Director, Finance and Administration The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall

TAPA was originally formed in 1977 and officially incorporated in 1979. Then known
as the ‘Toronto Theatre Alliance’, the organization was much smaller, and has since
grown substantially. At the end of our last fiscal year, the membership consisted of
190 members. The large membership reflects the diversity of Toronto, and while that
diversity is our strength, it also challenges our focus and our effectiveness. To better understand the broad spectrum of needs to the various TAPA membership categories, TAPA has introduced and established a number of active committees that have member representation, and help us to build a solid foundation from which to launch new initiatives.

Our Mission

To nurture an environment in which theatre, dance and opera may flourish and play a leadership role in the vitality of the City of Toronto. The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts:

  • Unites the disciplines of theatre, dance, and opera to celebrate and strengthen the performing arts in Toronto;
  • Promotes and advocates on behalf of a large and diverse membership of professional performing arts practitioners to legislators, public and private sector funding bodies, and to the general public;
  • Provides marketing opportunities and professional development services to its membership.

Our Vision

TAPA is the voice of theatre, dance and opera in Toronto.