G̱ilakas’la. I am Kwakwaka’wakw from the ‘Na̱mg̱is First Nation. I am a theatre artist, poet, Healing through the Arts facilitator, educator & Mother.
I am a dancer, choreographer, teacher/ facilitator, director, writer, musician….a storyteller. Whatever the story needs – whether dance, text/ words, sound/ song/ silence, light, video/ images – I follow its lead. I am owner & artistic director of Raino Dance, a 41 year old adult dance school (rainodance.com) an embodiment coach (moniquesalez.com) and mother of a lovely son, Talyn.
I’m an immigrant. I was born and raised in Tanzania, East Africa. I’m an Arts Administrator, an EDI Facilitator, a storyteller, a community builder & activist.
If we don’t commit to change now, then when?
Hello! I’m a practitioner and educator of applied theatre, and I love working in community. My native country is Egypt, and I spent part of my childhood and adult life in Cairo. My family believes in kindness, loyalty, and integrity as important values to uphold in life. I love to swim, spend time in nature, cook for my friends, and snuggle with my nephews when we visit. I’m proud to be part of the im:print team and hope you can share in some of that pride when you see the show!