Under the artistic direction of artist and Artistic Director Malgorzata Nowacka, The Chimera Project is a renowned contemporary dance company that is committed to building new audiences for contemporary dance by creating works that resonate with audiences through compelling themes and intense raw physicality.

In creating work that explodes with high-octane physicality, ferocious technique and dark gritty themes, Nowacka’s choreographic works are immersive and exciting journeys that assault the senses; they have repeatedly garnered her accolades, including one of the Top Ten Performances of the Year by Canada’s The Globe and Mail and in Toronto’s NOW Magazine.

The Chimera Project presents an annual season in its home community of Toronto, and tours throughout Ontario and afield to BC and into the US, giving workshops and creation residencies. The company works with a core group of seven dancers and has a touring repertoire of 3 full length works, choreographed by Malgorzata Nowacka.


The Chimera Project has created for Canada’s most prestigious contemporary dance events and national presenters, including Canada Dance Festival, Ottawa; Dancing on the Edge Festival, Vancouver; OFF-Festival Trans-Ameriques, Montreal; DanceWorks Mainstage Series, Toronto; Next Steps, Toronto, Dance Victoria, Victoria and most recently Ballet Jörgen Canada and Ballet Jörgen Canada’s Junior Company, Toronto.


The company’s educational activity includes supporting new generation choreographers through its annual FRESH BLOOD festival in Toronto; launching a new youth company The Chimera Project’s Company B in partnership with Ballet Jörgen Canada and George Brown College; community projects in Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods and throughout Ontario; and creation and workshops for dance students, including George Brown Dance, McMaster University’s Centre for Dance, Mayfield Secondary School, creation for students in the Theatre Dance program at Ryerson University and Ohio University, Ohio.