Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo

Movement Director

Barbara is Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) of mixed heritage, originally from Kahnawake, and now lives in Montreal. She is the artistic director and choreographer for A’nó:wara Dance Theatre where she creates dance pieces to bring Indigenous themes, stories, and perspectives to light. Her show, Sky Dancers, won a Dora Mavor Award for Outstanding Touring Production in 2022 and she was the recipient of the Prix de la danse de Montréal for most notable dancer in 2021. Barbara collaborates with several organizations to help educate populations, create “safe spaces” and support Indigenous artists around the world. Barbara performs and creates for generations to come, for her ancestors, for community, to inspire, to communicate, to uplift spirits, and to encourage cultural pride.

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