ARTISTS

Valentine's day!

Our intention is to present fashion as a cultural phenomenon and means of personal expression. To our local stylist fashion is an integral part of their life and identity. Presented at Inspire de la Rue’s show Pulse. Our Fashion Stylists will have you on the edge of your seat taking you through the swinging

1920’s era, a sweet and sexy Valentine’s “date night” couples runway, an urban male model runway to the downright jaw dropping animal print runway. Here’s a look at our collaborating Artists that aim to provide you with a memorable experience leading by example on how a joint artistic effort can come to life on stage.

Featured Dance Crew: 

Showgirl Shenanigans

Showgirl Shenanigans is a group of women who love to dance, achieve team goals, and spread the joy to others. Founded by Sarah Ivey, the group started in September of 2014 in Vancouver BC. This bubbly team of women are proud to present an array of styles and performances including jazz, latin, lyrical, hip hop, reggaeton, musical theatre, tap, hooping, go go, burlesque, vocals and many other stage performance tricks and costumes. You will find these ladies performing in Vancouver and Victoria at charities, music videos, festivals and corporate events and many more!

 

 

 

Featured Designer:

Nancy Perreault

Nancy Perreault – Fashion Designer

Nancy Perreault born and raised in Vancouver started sewing at 6 years old with both her mother and auntie. At 9 years old, after watching a documentary on the Punk Rock scene, she instantly became enamored with music and fashion and how the marriage of these two enabled people to express themselves.

After high school graduation, while working various jobs, Nancy experimented with making clothes for herself. Her designs attracted attention and before she knew it, she was designing for others. She put two and two together and saw her love of fashion and music could be an actual business, which she was driven to establish.

Nancy got her first start with her Obsidian clothing line in 1997. From Obsidian, she developed into Nancy Black, where she specialized in Avant Garde, fashion forward designs. While Nancy still loves themusic/fashion connection, the Avant Garde and “wearable art,” life changes guided her towards new layers of creativity.

Entering 2010 spurred by change and growth while being inspired by the creative reminder of her family’s Acadian roots. The fleur-de-lis, a French symbol representing the union of mind, body and soul, influenced her creativity as it connects both her family’s heritage as well with Nancy’s vision for fashion. Designs that infused her collections with a lighter, brighter twist while still remaining inspired by a by classic cuts blended with modern glamour. It is that fusion that sets Nancy Perreault apart from the rest.

12544850_412479732295181_864017044_oEmily Heribson – Dancer

Emily Herbison is a local actress, dancer, model and fun loving redhead! Emily brings excitement to Inspire de la Rue’s show Pulse. Emily is currently in her final year at Trinity Western University where she is finishing her BFA in Acting. Emily trains in a variety of the arts, and is passionate about all things dramatic and theatrical. Some recent acting credits from SAMC theatre include Lyse/Elicia/Clarina in The Illusion, Gloria in You Never Can Tell, and Dancer/Ensemble in The Drowsy Chaperone. She will next be on stage as Olivia in Twelfth Night in April. With Pulse she is delving into the world of her first love – fashion, to help create a beautiful celebration of life, love, and style.

Danielle Fenske – Hoop Dancer

Danielle started hoop dancing in May of 2011 after seeing a performance at a charity event. From that moment on she knew this was something she had to learn. Danielle picked up a hoop the next day and now, 5 years later, she has performed at a variety of events ranging from Fashion Shows, Fundraisers, Family events, Conventions, Music Festivals and much more. Danielle is also a Hoopnotica Certified Hoopdance Instructor and BCRPA registered Group Fitness Instructor.

 

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Chad Evans – Lead Hair Stylist

Chad studied hair at the John Casablanca Institute and was selected to join the Stratosphere team upon graduation. He has been styling hair for nearly two years and is inspired by movement. Chad regularly updates his education to stay fresh and achieve his goal to become a widely-known master colourist. Chad is Stratosphere’s current Davines ambassador, and is a knowledgeable consultant. He takes time to address each client’s unique hair needs in order to make insightful and specific recommendations for the best cuts, styles, and products for his clients. His upbeat energy and passion for hairstyling combine to create The Chad Experience: guaranteed good times and great hair!

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Cinthia E. Torres – Lead Make Up Artist

Cinthia started her career as a painter in Venezuela as a child; she won her first award at the age of 7 in Oslo, Norway and won several more awards from there on. At age 12 she started participating in performing arts as an actress in Concepcion, Chile but quickly realized stage makeup was her true passion; self-taught and very driven by arts and beauty she continued doing both acting and makeup until she moved to Canada in 2006. After a hiatus of nearly 8 years she re-ignited her old ties with makeup artistry, graduating from Blanche Macdonald Centre Makeup Artistry she has continued working with photographers, fashion shows, TV and film and freelancing as a Bridal Makeup Artist.

 

Arshia371A9865 Khan – Fashion Stylist

Canadian Stylist  Arshia Khan represents a distinct style and has an innate elegance, with her modern approach to Vancouver’s signature West Coast style. With an absolute commitment to creativity and exuding pride through everything she does, Arshia is a leader in the truest sense who has obtained a reputation as an innovative trend setter. Her design approach is deeply rooted in blending different mediums of art, culture, costume and fabric with sharp modern tailoring, embellishments and cuts that will flatter any modern-day woman. Arshia Khan worked as a stylist for a number of local clients, of all shapes and sizes.