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Brennan (Bren) Roy

Canada - Ontario

they/she

Image 1: A white gender-nonconforming person with short brown hair is under their manual wheelchair with their head peeking out. Their chin rests on their hands which are folded on the footplate. Jen is grinning widely. Photography credits to: Chorong Kim, Instagram @whymenfight

Brennan (Bren) Roy (they/she) is a multiply disabled, queer and trans wheelchair dancer, multidisciplinary artist, and community worker. They work in the overlaps of dance, circus, disability consulting, and mobility technology. They are particularly interested in the ways folks use technology to build bodies and minds that work for them and the lives they want to live, what influences those bodies and minds within the pressures of an ableist society (and how to resist), and who has access to the ability to build and/or resist, given the constraints of capitalism, white supremacy, and other oppressive structures. They have been doing research more recently in the right to repair movement, and how it expands the movement of disabled dancers across the Turtle Island, and internationally. Brennan has trained with companies across North America including Full Radius Dance, Axis Dance Company, Kaeja D’Dance and REAson D’Etre Dance Productions. They were also one of the founders and directors of the Cyborg Circus Project (2018-2021). They are available for arts projects, films, tailored workshops, community facilitation, consultation around accessibility, systems navigation related to mobility technology, and much more. Please do not hesitate to reach out and see how they may be able to meet your needs!

Areas of Interest:

  • Performing Arts
  • Community Arts
  • Craft
  • Dance / Movement Arts

Roles:

  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Trained professional service provider or consultant
  • Community member

Expertise:

  • Consulting

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • Mad
  • Blind or Low Vision
  • Neurodiverse
  • Survivor
  • LGBTQ2SIA+
  • Queer