The Pile Okams Racer

Dance x Art

Fusing the creative forms of dance and art, Headline Gallery has partnered with Okams Racer. The Vancouver dance collective is performing alongside artwork from the exhibit Authentic Self: A New Equilibrium.


Ana Sosa was born and raised in Mexico. When the creative turned eight years old, she moved to Vancouver to study various types of dance at Dance Co and Harbour Dance Centre. Since Ana has danced with international companies: Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, Pace University Dance Program, The Tango Company and Gibney Dance (USA), Pineapple Dance, Studio 68, The Place, Rambert, and Oh Creative Space (UK), Small Stage, The Dance Centre’s 12 Minutes Max, Open Stage programs, and has worked as a dance videographers for artists such as Elle Wolf, Deathly Chill, and SoulPush.


Samantha Krystal was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. In 2019, Samantha graduated from the dance training program Modus Operandi. She is currently teaching at The Landing Dance Centre while pursuing a degree in Microbiology and Immunology at UBC. Samantha has a passion for art, creating colourful paintings as a form of expressive release. An interpreter and choreographer, Samantha finds ways to combine her love of science, art, and dance.


Jenna Berlyn is a contemporary dance artist based in Vancouver. She is a graduate of Modus Operandi Contemporary Dance Program, where her final year was completed on scholarship from the BC Arts Council. In 2019, Jenna completed the contact improvisation scholarship at EDAM. Jenna has pursued summer training at the Banff Centre, b12 festival, Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Henny Jurriëns Foundation. As a freelance artist, she has performed in works by Paras Terezakis/Kinesis Dance, Daisy Thompson, Jennifer Mcleish-Lewis, Caldonia Walton and Still Moon Arts Society. Jenna was a commissioned artist with Festival of Recorded Movement, where her dance and animation film, Trace, Tread, premiered in 2019. Most recently, she completed a mentorship with Francesca Frewer and a research period with Tia Kushniruk funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.


July 2, 2021