Alten Wilmot

Hello! My name is Alten Wilmot (they/he) and I am a multidisciplinary artist. I was born in Kitchener-Waterloo to interracial parents, hailing from Jamaica, Italy, and Turtle Island. I am the founder of Unwrap Theatre and in my teenage years, founded Voices Over Time – a troupe that provided free performances for long-term care facilities. I have since worked with companies from coast to coast, performing in two Dora Award winning productions, receiving a Denny Award from the KW Arts Awards and the Queer Emerging Artist Award from Buddies in Bad Times. Looking forward, I continue to explore new ways of using contemporary dance as a narrative device – including inspirations from verbatim/documentary style theatre – and remain curious about the interracial experience, intimate love in friendships, and our relationship with the land. I send all my love and thanks to the Guelph Dance community. I am both nervous and excited to see what will emerge during our time together.

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