Finalé Featured Artists


Alix Sideris (Director)
Alix Sideris is a professional actor, director, writer, movement coach/facilitator & mask specialist. Alix has performed in many productions & also assisted in developing new works at The National Arts Centre, Opera Lyra, Theatre Calgary, The Great Canadian Theatre Company, The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival & The Stratford Festival, to name only a few.  Alix was a member of the National Arts Centre’s Resident Acting Company Ensemble in 2012/13.

Michael Stone (Composer)
Michael is a freelance musician in the Windsor-Detroit area & performs in many diverse styles of music.  He is an active performer, teacher & composer.  He is a member of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra & is the trombone instructor at the University of Windsor.

Anh Nguyen (Choreographer)
Anh Nguyen is a choreographer & composer based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  He makes regular guest appearances with progressive dance companies, symphony orchestras, art galleries, & universities including American Ballet Theatre, Dancetheatre David Earle, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Institute of Arts, University of Michigan, & Wayne State University. In recognition for his contribution to artistic & cultural life, Anh was given the Mayor’s Award of Excellence: the Globe & Mail describes his work as “Brilliant”.

Patricia Fell
Patricia is an award winning installation & performance visual artist exploring and presenting community based issues within public settings using a collaborative method of realization to foster audience development.  Her extensive background in theatre design and production inform the method of presentation she uses including set and costume design.  Her continued participation in the artistic development of Windsor & Essex County through socially relevant projects offers a greater possibility of awareness penetration through these collaborative events.  She believes the passive and active levels of participation that multi-media installation/performance art offers cements awareness and understanding.

HNM Dance Company
HNM is a modern/contemporary dance group based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada since 1995. The ensemble is made up of real people with real lives from age 8 to 80… HNM is recognized for its sensual musicality, starkly dramatic, & wildly humorous repertoire. HNM values collaborations with artists & organizations in all disciplines, & is committed to making dance accessible & enriching for everyone through public performances, workshops, classes, & jams.

Jennifer Swanson (Soprano)
Soprano Jennifer Swanson (recipient of the Schuessler Vocal Fellowship) enjoys a varied career in vocal performance & education.  Dr. Swanson’s performance credentials include opera, recital, & concert appearances throughout the United States and Canada.