Zorya Arrow is a dance-theatre artist living in Winnipeg who’s obsession with authenticity drives the introspective human nature of her work.
Performance highlights from this past year include; Rencor Vivo (The Mariachi Ghost, Halifax), Hamlet (The Knavish Hedgehogs), Scopophobia (Lasha Mowchun’s new yet-to-be-released film), A Short History of Crazy Bone (Theatre Projects Manitoba), and Flesh + Machine (Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers). As well as directing/performing in and exhibiting her own video work through Video Pool Media Arts Centre’s New Artist In Media Art Fund, she has created over ten original performance works and has been presented by Young Lungs Dance Exchange, Nova Dance Collective and Company Link. Arrow directed Heavenly Bodies (Happy/Accidents) and assistant directed Deserter (Moving Target Theatre Company). Additional dance credits include; NAfro Dance Productions, Isabelle Kirouac (BC), Stephanie Ballard, Riley Sims (Toronto), Ming Hon, and The Long Take Collective (Natasha Torres-Garner), and she has appeared in film work by Erin Buelow, Danielle Sturk, Michelle Wilson, Lasha Mowchun, Scott Leroux, Isabelle Kirouac, and Phoebe Chard.
A Young Lungs Dance Exchange board member, Arrow holds an Honours degree in Dance with a minor in Theatre and Film from the University of Winnipeg in affiliation with The School of Contemporary Dancers Senior Professional Program and has additional training in clown, physical theatre, contact improvisation, and voice.
Arrow is currently working as movement designer for The Threepenny Opera (Sick + Twisted Theatre/AA Battery Theatre) opening February 2019.