Sarah Choi // Executive Director
Sarah Choi is an independent Korean-Canadian filmmaker born in Seoul, currently based in Toronto. Growing up in various cities in Korea, America, and Canada, Sarah developed a nomadic sense of identity and a passion for diversity, art, and justice. After graduating from university with a degree in Biology, Sarah made a leap of faith by moving to New York City in 2010 to study documentary filmmaking. She returned to Toronto in 2017, and began reaching out to the creative community here. She is fascinated by the world of dance and loves to narrate stories through them. Sarah won the Best Director Award in the Short Documentary category for 26 & Never Been Kissed at the Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival in 2012.
Jasmine Gui // Festival Coordinator
Jasmine Gui is the founder of Project 40 Collective, an interdisciplinary pan-Asian artist collective based in Toronto and managing editor at LooseLeaf magazine. Coming from a marketing background in grassroots and community arts, she currently also works as a freelance arts administrator and has collaborated on festivals with VIBE Arts, and Regent Park Film Festival. She is an avid lover of dance and dance films, but also dabs in the literary scene as a poet.
Michelle Gu // Communications
Michelle Gu is a creative in photography and videography. She has used these mediums to produce content for dancers, athletes, writers, and anyone with a story to tell. Currently, she works in collaborative relations with an established Toronto-based YouTuber to create video content and uses digital tools to maximize the marketable potential of her client. In different corners of the Internet, she writes, photographs, and films. The longer version of Michelle’s story can be found on her website: michelleneous.com.
Natalie Wee // Outreach
Natalie Wee is a Pushcart-nominated poet and has taken on various editorial roles, most recently as an editor for the pop culture site NerdyPOC. She is an outspoken advocate of diversity in literature, and is committed to building community relations and empowering POC through arts ventures. Born in Singapore to Malaysian parents, she currently resides in Toronto. She loves Yoo Jung Lee choreographies and has had a lifelong fascination of dance although she is physically unable.
Emma Tanaka // Design
Emma Tanaka is an art director and designer residing in Toronto. She graduated from OCAD University in 2016 with a focus on graphic design and now works at a creative technology company. Specializing in web, packaging, and print, she’s always looking for new ways to design the world around her.