Syreeta Hector is a dance artist and educator in Toronto, Ont. As a highly accomplished performer, Syreeta has worked for internationally recognized companies like Adelheid Dance Projects, Danny Grossman Dance Company, Peggy Baker Dance Projects and Toronto Dance Theatre. She is a proud graduate of the National Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and has achieved her master of arts in dance studies from York University. Her work called “Black Ballerina” focuses on the dualities within one’s identity, along with Syreeta’s blackness and indigeneity in relationship to classical ballet. “Black Ballerina” received recognition at the SummerWorks Festival in 2019 and won the Stratford Festival Lab Award for Research and Creation. The condensed version of the piece was also performed at the Citadel Dance Mix. During the same year, “Black Ballerina” was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance by an Individual. Most recently, the full-length performance was successfully livestreamed through the online series called the “Citadel Live” and was rebroadcast through the Harbourfront Centre. Syreeta is currently one of the Luminato Artists in Residence and part of the Creative Incubator at Citadel + Compagnie.