Bizz Varty Executive Director

Photo by: Deborah Zuskan
Photo by: Deborah Zuskan

Elizabeth “Bizz” Varty is a dance artist, educator and administrator. She earned a BFA in Dance at York University and a post‐graduate certificate in Arts Administration & Cultural Management from Humber College. She co-created the Flux London Dance Festival in 2013 and served as Executive Director during its three year run. She has worked with several major dance schools and organizations including Ontario School of Ballet, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, and the Dance Teachers Alliance of Canada. Her choreography has been presented in venues across the province, including Peterborough’s emergency festival and Toronto’s Bazaar dance festival. Elizabeth has shared her love of dance with thousands by developing programs and infrastructure that deliver high‐quality dance instruction to students of all ages and experience levels. Since 2013 she has delivered hundreds of hours of dance education in local elementary schools through the London Artist In Residence Program. She recently developed new programs to teach science and history through creative movement at the London Children’s Museum.

Introducing the new London Dance Festival!

The London Dance Festival is a three day community festival where dancers gather to expose local audiences to original and innovative dance pieces. From June 30 to July 2, 2017, talented local dance artists will engage audiences with performances in multiple styles and venues throughout the city. The festival aims to inspire and support youth, emerging and established artists and provide professional performance and skill development opportunities. Throughout the year, LDF connects with audiences with workshops and community activities.