Waawaate Fobister

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Waawaate Fobister is an actor, dancer, playwright, choreographer, and a producer. Waawaate, which means Northern Lights, is a proud Anishnaabe from Grassy Narrows First Nation and a Grass Dancer. He’s a recipient of two Dora Awards and his work has been nominated for numerous prizes including Ontario Premiers’ Award, the K. M Hunter Award, and a Sterling award. He has trained and studied at Humber College, Banff Centre for the Arts, School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Centre for Indigenous Theatre, and Kahawi Dance Theatre. His work has taken him to many places as an artist, from Japan to the UK, and many points on and between both coasts of Turtle Island. He has served as playwright in residence at Native Earth Performing Arts (Toronto) and Magnus Theatre (Thunder Bay). Waawaate also choreographed a musical in Prince Edward Island where Prince William and Princess Kate came to watch and he met both in front of large crowds.