GITANJALI JAIN, COMPANY MEMBER

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Born in Mexico City, Gitanjali’s background is in theatre and voice. Highlights include a six-year stint performing as an aerialist, actor, and dancer in ARRA Montréal’s award-winning 'Ulalena on Maui, and attending l'École Internationale de Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Montreal theatre credits include The Bacchae and Medea (Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre); Othello (Segal Centre); Nuclear Sky: The Experiment (Title66 Productions); Feste in Twelfth Night (META nomination - Best Supporting Actress); Mark Antony in Julius Caesar(META nomination - Best Actress) (Repercussion Theatre); Filo in Battered (Infinitheatre). As a vocalist she has recorded and performed internationally with jazz saxophonist/composer Matana Roberts, with salsa and R&B singer Joe Battan, and can be heard singing with Roma Carnivale (Montreal Jazz Festival). In 2012 she co-created Alicuanta - a staged song cycle which recounts the legacy of her great grandfather. Premiered at the Salle Gesù, Alicuantawas remounted at Aluna Theatre’s Panamerican Routes Festival in Toronto in 2014. The record was released the same year. Gitanjali is a graduate of the CCLT (Community Choir Leadership Training) and now leads choir workshops in both Canada and Mexico at Santa Martha Acatitla’s female prison in Mexico City.