Belinda McGuire, originally from Toronto, graduated from The Juilliard School with a BFA in 2006. As an independent artist, she primarily performs solo work, choreographs and engages in collaboration and production. In October, she traveled to Amsterdam to collaborate with Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten through The International Choreographic Arts Centre Amsterdam’s Altra Cosa initiative. A current member of The José Limón Dance Company, she has danced with Gallim Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers, Ofelia Lorette de Mola's DANSCORES, the DOORKNOB Company and The Canadian Children's Dance Theatre. She teaches as a guest artist in New York City at Dance New Amsterdam and The Limón Institute and in Toronto at CCDT, Cawthra Park SS, and York University. Her choreography has been presented at the Festival de la Ciudad 2009 (Merida, Yucatan Mexico), the Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa), in Toronto and in New York City on the stages of the Peter Jay Sharp Theater and Alice Tully Hall, Joyce Soho as well as in DUMBO, Brooklyn. She is a recipient of the 2008 Bessie Schönberg Residency at the Yard and was recognized by the 2007 Susan Braun Award of The Dance Films Association. As a producer, Belinda launched her one-woman show The Desert Island Project in New York City and Toronto (autumn, 2008). She also creates as a costume, lighting and set designer. Her newest creation The Heist Project premiered in December at Joyce SoHo in New York City.