Based in Toronto, Heidi Strauss is an independent dancer and choreographer. Since 1994 she has worked as a performer and collaborator with choreographers and directors for stage, film and opera. She has toured with Sylvain Émard Danse, Fujiwara Dance Inventions and Tribal Crackling Wind. In 2007 Strauss founded adelheid, a company to support her choreographic work. Her solos have been presented in Europe and Canada. AtLast,(2005) and adelheid solos (2008) received 3 Dora Award nominations. Over the last 3 seasons she has been dance-artist-in-residence at the Factory Theatre. Her trio work as it is was named one of the top 10 dance shows of 2009 by NOW magazine, in 2010 this time was awarded Dora Mavor Moore Awards for outstanding choreography and performance. She has created numerous works for companies, and professional training programs and given workshops across Canada and in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Singapore. In other capacities, Strauss has worked as a movement coach (Necessary Angel Theatre Company, Volcano Theatre), choreographer for opera (the Frankfurt Opera and the Canadian Opera Company) and rehearsal director (Peter Chin, Chartier Danse and OVertigo). She has taught movement for actors in the Theatre Program at Humber College since 1999 and is a co-director of Hub14 (www.hub14.org). She is a 2012 recipient of the KM Hunter Award for Dance.