THE BOARD

FadaDance Troupe has a diverse and creative board of directors. Each member brings a passion for the arts and decades of combined experience within creative arts, business management, administration and leadership alongside FadaDance Troupe support.

 

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Tim Weisgarber

Tim co-owns T+A Vinyl and Fashion and manages music purchasing and events. He served as a programmer for CJTR Regina Community Radio from 2002 to 2011, then became a board member from 2011 to 2013. Since 2004, Tim has performed as a DJ under the name Squaresoundroundbody with past residencies at Gabbos Nightclub (2004-2005), The Crushed Grape (2006-2009) and currently, Circa 27. Tim also plays in a DJ collective called Brothers.  Most notably, the Brothers have performed at the 2016 Saskatchewan Arts Awards, the Regina Folk Festival (2013-2015) and various FadaDance events.


In 2014, Tim obtained a Business Analysis Certificate from the University of Regina and won the Celero Solutions Knowledge Award. He recently left a successful career in business analysis to oversee daily operations at T+A.  In 2016, Tim co-founded Swamp Fest, Regina’s only supernatural music festival, and he is currently a co-director. Tim has been a proud FadaDance board member since 2017.


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Marian Donnelly

Marian has been working in the creative sector since 1975.  After living and working in Winnipeg, Toronto and Vancouver as a concert producer, artist manager and record company executive, she returned to her home town, Regina, in 1996 to take the helm at SaskMusic, a non-profit provincial recording industry association.  She also served as the General Manager at Globe Theatre, the CEO and founder of the Creative City Centre, and as the provincial coordinator for Culture Days. As an arts consultant, she has developed strategic plans for non-profit organizations across Canada, including the Atlantic Presenters Association, the Canadian Gospel Music Association, the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative and Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artist Collective, among others.

Marian is currently the Executive Director of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Saskatchewan, and serves on the Board of Directors of FadaDance Troupe Inc.; the International Puppet Underground Festival; and the Creative City Centre.  Marian teaches workshops and courses in non-profit management, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Regina. She has also been the official FadaDance stage manager for as long as they have been presenting year end shows, and considers it one of her favorite roles.  Watching dancers mature from nervous 8 year olds to seasoned professional adult dancers over the years has been an absolute gift.


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Brad Wolbaum

Using the knowledge gained in attaining a degree in Business Administration from the University of Regina, Brad has worked for over seventeen years, helping administer and manage local businesses and non-profit organizations. He has applied himself to supporting local business success, with a determination that originates from an internal belief in the importance of nurturing community.

Having an artistic streak and a deep love of the arts, Brad is appreciative of his opportunities to support local Arts organizations and events.  He has been a Director of FadaDance Troupe since 2009 and is pleased to be able to provide oversight to the organization’s growth, as they work to implement their vision and create beautiful and impressive dance art. He sees importance in being able to use his business skills in support of the implementation of artistic vision – something that is not always compatible with the rigors and structure of the business environment.

Aside from work, Brad is grateful for a fulfilling personal life.  He fire dances, DJ’s at the occasional event, plays a variety of sports and loves making music and dancing.  His favourite activity is simply spending time with his wife and daughter.

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Katie Bially

Katie has over 10 years of digital marketing and creative direction experience. Her passion for design, imagery and digital products has led her to manage and grow creative and lifestyle brands internationally throughout Canada and Europe. She received her MSc of International Marketing at the University of Amsterdam and has grown her own aesthetic with influence from her travels and past experience.

Originally from Regina Saskatchewan, Katie has been involved in the arts since a young child. Attending the Royal Conservatory Acting Program and partaking in Dr.Martin LeBoldus Improv also acting at the Globe Theatre of Regina- Katie holds performance and the arts close to her heart.

Katie joined the FadaDance Board in 2017 bringing her marketing skill set to assist with the Troupes digital presence.

Beyond work, Katie enjoys travel and experiencing cultures and design across the globe.