February 23 to March 10, 2021 ribbon Canada Winter Games 2007
Artistic Director named for National Artists Program
2006, July 26th:

The 2007 Canada Winter Games Host Society is pleased to announce that Lisa Stevens has been named Artistic Director for the National Artists Program (NAP). The Artistic Director is responsible for developing the program theme and hiring a creative team of mentors and special guests.

Stevens, an award-winning Broadway choreographer, is known in the Yukon for her work with local productions Guys & Dolls and Urinetown.

"The Host Society is extremely excited to have an Artistic Director of Lisa's caliber," said Judy Pelchat, chair of the National Artists Program. "Lisa's involvement in the production of large shows, both at a regional level and internationally, and her reputation of being able to engage artists of all abilities make her a perfect choice for this job. Having worked previously on shows in Whitehorse, she knows how to harness the talent and energy that exist in this community."

The National Artists Program brings three artists from each Province and Territory to the Games for two weeks. The young artists work in one of five disciplines: dance/movement, music, theatre, literary arts or visual arts. Over the course of the program, the artists prepare collaborative and creative works of art associated with their Games’ experience. Their work is then presented to the public in the final days of the Games.

"It is exciting to be back in Whitehorse and working with the National Artists Program," said Stevens. "Not only is it great to be part of such a uniquely Canadian event, but it is truly an honour to work in a place that I love."

Lisa Stevens has worked as a choreographer on productions such as Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly! and Jesus Christ Superstar. Her performance credits both onscreen and onstage include appearances in Phantom of the Opera, Rumble in the Bronx and Stay Tuned to name a few. Also a judge and a teacher, she co-developed the Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance program in Vancouver.

There will be an information session for interested and potential National Artists Program mentors on August 2, 2020 at 7pm at the Elijah Smith Federal building in Canada Place room 1A with Stevens and the National Artists Program committee. Anyone interested in being a mentor can contact Heather Connell for more information, at 867-393-5542 or at heather.connell@2007canadagames.ca