Citadel + Compagnie

Laurence Lemieux, Artistic Director

304 Parliament Street
Toronto, ON
M5A 3A4
Citadel + Compagnie respectfully acknowledges the land on which we operate, the site of human activity for over 15,000 years. This land is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work, create and share on this land, and would like to express our gratitude to its original artists and caretakers.

Tel: (416) 364-8011

James Gnam | "entre chien et loup" | Citadel LIVE 23.24 | Photo: David Cooper

Citadel + Compagnie is an artistic and community entity with a dual purpose. It is at once both place and people.

The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance is a remarkable building nestled in the Regent Park neighbourhood of Toronto. Since 2012, The Citadel has established itself as an open and welcoming space for artists to rehearse, create and perform, and where the community can learn, communicate, and share.

The Citadel plays host to a range of presentation platforms and residency programs for some of Canada’s most interesting choreographers and dance companies. 2023-24 marks the ninth season of C+C’s presentation series at The Citadel, now named Citadel LIVE. With an unprecedented 68 performances the season offers diversity of dance form, practice and approach, with performances that will challenge, elevate and transcend.

Featured within the season is late-night dance fest Night Shift, co-presented with Fall for Dance North, celebrating the many dance forms explored and practiced by Ontario-based movement makers; the annual mixed-bill Citadel Dance Mix encouraging artistic risk and innovation; and Citadel Spring Mix, a new joint initiative with The National Ballet of Canada’s CreativAction programme, with support from DanceWorks, that brings together new works by Toronto-based artists alongside established works by Montreal-based artists for 12 days of exceptional, provocative dance.


The Mimi Herrndorf Studio Theatre, at The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance, has an audience capacity of 65 and is equipped with LED lighting, a sprung floor with Marley surface and tiered moveable seating. The Citadel is a physically accessible building.

Serwaa Daley | "Seeker" | Night Shift 2023 | Photo: Jeremy Mimnagh

Meghann Michalsky & Katherine Semchuk | "Maybe We Land" | Citadel Dance Mix 2023 | Photo: Jeremy Mimnagh

Charles-Alexis Desgagnés | "L’appel des braises" | Citadel Spring Mix 2023 | Photo: Damian Siqueiros.

Editing: Juliette Coleman