W&M Dance Projects of Calgary Association is the umbrella name encompassing five contemporary dance initiatives under the artistic direction of Wojciech Mochniej and Melissa Monteros. Through the leadership of Monteros and Mochniej, the reputations of the performing companies of W&M Physical Theatre (professional), WM2 (apprenticeship), and the Surge Co (pre-professional) are well established locally and internationally. The Artists in Residence program offers local artists the opportunity to have space at highly subsidized rates and to do informal showings of works for an invited audience.
It is a company that continues to demonstrate artistic excellence, audience growth, and strong initiatives in professional activity, education, and community development. Monteros and Mochniej are experienced choreographers and pedagogues, with a strong history of successful touring internationally. They each bring more than 22 years experience teaching nationally and internationally, including more than 18 years at the University of Calgary.
W&M PHYSICAL THEATRE: Artist Statement