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Santee Smith

Santee Smith is an internationally recognized leader in the performing arts, a multidisciplinary artist and producer from the Kahnyen’kehàka (Mohawk) Nation, Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario. She is one of Canada’s leading dance artists, and holds McMaster University degrees in Physical Education and Psychology along with a Master of Arts in Dance from York University.

In 2005, she founded the Kaha:wi Dance Theatre with a vision to explore the intersection of Indigenous and new performance, international Indigenous collaborations and training. Through her research and creative practise, she is a strong voice for Indigenous dramaturgy, process and advocacy.


Kahnyen’kehàka performer Santee Smith is one of Canada’s leading dance artists and artistic director and founder of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. She presents three excerpts from Kaha:wi’s triptych series: Re-Quickening, Blood Tides and SKéN:NEN. Santee performs with Julianne Blackbird and Raelyn Metcalfe and welcomes us into her 360-degree sunflower performance space in Ohswekén, Six Nations.

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