Red Sky at NCCABC’s 50th Anniversary in Vancouver, B.C.


On September 8, 2023, Red Sky performed an excerpt of Miigis at the 50th Anniversary of the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia.

NCCABC is a critical organization that provides direct support to two First Nations Courts in the province of B.C: Westminister and Duncan. They provide culturally-appropriate services to Indigenous people and communities consistent with their needs in the criminal justice system where people are treated with dignity and respect.

Four Red Sky contemporary dancers travelled to Vancouver to perform in celebration of this epic 50th anniversary achievement.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Sandra Laronde is the recipient of the 2023 Indspire Award for the Arts


The Indspire Awards represent the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own people, recognizing Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement on a national level.

As an award-winning arts innovator, multidisciplinary artist, and leader Sandra Laronde has been changing the cultural landscape across Turtle Island – and around the world.

Sandra is the founder of game-changing arts organizations, including Red Sky Performance, a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance that has won numerous awards and created an enduring worldwide legacy.


Red Sky participates in a Mentor-Based Program with the University of Kansas


On February 10-12 and April 21-23, 2023, director, choreographer and teacher, Carlos Rivera visited the University of Kansas to take part in a collaborative program sponsored by the Lied Center of Kansas (and other KU departments) and the Kansas Creative Arts Industries. This collaborative, mentor-based program connects young Indigenous artists to professional Indigenous artists working in performance art, visual art and film. His visit helped to expand the collaborative program to include dance and theatre. In that season, three professional artists took part including Musician, Martha Redbone; Visual artist, Reyna Hernandez and Dance/Theatre artist, Carlos Rivera.

Lawrence, Kansas

Red Sky collaborates with Columbia University


On March 8 & 9, Fifteen architectural students & 3 faculty members from Columbia University visited Temagami, northern Ontario where they learned about Anishinaabe culture, history, and worldview

Temagami, northern Ontario

Intermediate Dance Class

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

March 1, 2023 at 7 pm

Red Sky Performance held an intermediate dance class at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, facilitated by dancers Mio Sakamoto and Daniela Carmona.

Washington, DC

Dance Masterclass

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

March 1, 2023 at 4 pm

Red Sky Performance held a masterclass at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, facilitated by dancer Eddie Elliott.

Washington, DC


University of Oregon

February 27, 2023

Red Sky Performance held a masterclass at the University of Oregon’s Dance Department, facilitated by dancers Eddie Elliott and Daniela Carmona.

Eugene, Oregon

Sandra Laronde appointed to the Order of Ontario

On November 4, 2022, Sandra Laronde was appointed to the Order of Ontario for 2021 for her outstanding contribution to arts and culture in Ontario and elsewhere. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, will bestow the province’s highest honour to the new appointees at a ceremony to be held on November 21, 2022.

Dance Studies Association 2022 Conference

October 15, 2022

Artistic Director Sandra Laronde is a plenary speaker at the Dance Studies Association 2022 Conference, Dancing Resilience: Dance Studies and Activism in a Global Age.

As one of our plenary speakers, she spoke on issues around Race, Resilience, and Representations of Diversity in a Global Context. 

 Vancouver, B.C.

Ontario Arts Council 

September 15, 2022

Artistic Director Sandra Laronde was invited to participate in an Ontario Arts Council event for the new Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Nina Chiarelli. The event consisted of a presentation focused on Indigenous and Francophone arts programs.

Toronto, ON