Staff & Board

Staff

  • Bill Kimball, Artistic Producer – bill@publicenergy.ca
  • Victoria Mohr-Blakeney, Performance Curator – victoria@publicenergy.ca
  • Eva Fisher, Administrator – eva@publicenergy.ca
  • Susan Newman, Bookkeeper
  • Branwen Quiano, Program Assistant in Marketing & Media
  • Revy Barber, Program Assistant in Marketing & Media

Board of Directors

  • Colin MacAdam, Board Chair
  • Jonothan Fiddler, Treasurer
  • Bingbin Cheng
  • Sylvie Dasné
  • Jon Hedderwick
  • Dorothea Hines

Bill Kimball, Artistic Producer

Since graduating from Trent University in 1980 with a degree in Cultural Studies, Bill Kimball has been involved in many aspects of the Peterborough arts community, particularly in the areas of contemporary dance and theatre. He has contributed to the creation of live performance spaces in Peterborough, beginning with City Stage, a performance space operated by Artspace in the early 1980’s and continuing to the present with various renovations and improvements to the Market Hall. In 1994, Bill created a nationally recognized dance presenting program called Peterborough New Dance, and later expanded the mandate to theatre and other forms of performance while changing the name to Public Energy, a name which reflects his desire for the arts to be integrated into public life as much as possible. Bill is currently the Artistic Producer at Public Energy.


Victoria Mohr-Blakeney, Performance Curator

Victoria Mohr-Blakeney is a curator and writer with a focus on curating contemporary dance and performance. She has curated/ co-curated performance work in gallery, theatre, and site-specific settings including Harbourfront Centre, CB Gallery, Edward Day Gallery, Artspace, Art Gallery of Ontario, The Citadel, George Brown School of Design, Scotiabank Studio Theatre, Nuit Blanche, and Artsweek Peterborough. Victoria has worked alongside Bridget Moser, Ame Henderson, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, and Dance Collection Danse. She holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. She has published work in Kapsula Magazine, The Dance Current, Toronto Standard, Volume, Peterborough This Week, and the Literary Review of Canada. Victoria is the recipient of the 2015 President’s Medal in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. She has presented her research on performance in Canada, India, and New Zealand.


Eva Fisher, Administrator

Eva Fisher is Public Energy’s Administrator. She also works as the Program Coordinator with the Electric City Culture Council, and as a food columnist for kawarthaNOW.com. She comes to us with a love of performance first fostered in the role of “Jamie at 6” in the 4th Line Theatre’s 1993 production of The Moodie Traill. Nowadays she is more comfortable in front of a spreadsheet than an audience. Eva has honed her management and event production skills through her role as General Manager of Kawartha Country Wines and the Kawartha Store. She holds a BScH in Earth Systems Science with a minor in English from Queen’s University.


Branwen Quiano, Program Assistant in Marketing & Media

Branwen Quiano is the Program Assistant in Marketing and Media working as a summer student at Public Energy Performing Arts.  Born and raised in Peterborough, she has been able to experience the rich, creative, arts culture and build her knowledge through the Integrated Arts Program and Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School.  She is a graduate of the Art and Design Foundation program at George Brown College, and will be continuing her education there for Interaction Design.


Revy Barber, Program Assistant in Marketing & Media

Revy Barber is the Program Assistant in Marketing and Media working as a summer student at Public Energy Performing Arts. Growing up as a dancer and performer in Peterborough he has been able to experience the rich, creative, arts culture and build his knowledge through the Integrated Arts Program and Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School. Revy will be attending Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden (Palucca University of Dance Dresden) in Dresden Germany to continue his dance Training.


Colin MacAdam, Board Chair

Colin MacAdam met his true love at Trent in the late 70’s. He was a poet of sorts in those days and learned to throw a Frisbee. Since returning to Peterborough in 2007 Colin has been singing with the Peterborough Singers and the Convivio Chorus, performing with Old Men Dancing, and working as an adjudicator. Colin has been on several boards of directors and now chairs the board of Public Energy.


Jonothan Fiddler, Treasurer

Hailing from Windsor, long time transplant Jonothan Fiddler joined the Public Energy board in spring ’17.

Spending 8 years writing reviews of movies and performances for the Examiner, Jonothan gained a healthy respect for the quality of programming presented by and supported by Public Energy.

Jonothan has recently retired after 28 years working with people with developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, acquired brain injury and their families, in both direct support and case management capacities, including crisis response.


Bingbin Cheng, Board of Directors

Bingbin Cheng is an arts development professional who has worked with Galerie Q, Gardiner Museum, and currently Maklaiheung Gallery, a curated collection of Asian art and antiquities. Her comprehensive knowledge of Canadian not-for-profit operations has been honed through volunteer positions with Public Energy, the John Howard Society, the New Canadians Centre, 4th Line Theatre, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Trent University’s Classics Drama Group and Trent University. Bingbin holds a Masters in Arts Leadership from Queen’s University.


Sylvie Dasné, Board of Directors

Sylvie Dasné is a dancer trained in ballet, contemporary and African-rooted dance forms. Her passion for dance focuses mainly on decolonizing techniques by using body movements and undulations that consciously break the rules. She performed at the Precarious ArtWORK Festival, and ReFrame Film Festival. She holds a BSc. in Indigenous Environmental Sciences at Trent University and she is currently doing her Masters in ecotoxicology at McGill University.


Jon Hedderwick, Board of Directors

Jon Hedderwick is a poet, activist, arts organizer and educator of mixed Ashkenazi Jewish and Scottish heritage. He lives in the territory of the Mississauga Anishinabek in Nogojiwanong – Peterborough, Ontario where he performs and mentors emerging poets with the Peterborough Poetry Slam Collective. Jon was the Festival Director for the 2017 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. In addition to his work as a performance artist, he is an accomplished film producer and works as an employment counsellor with Employment Planning and Counselling. The film ‘Pushback’, which he produced with Free Food Films, premiered in early 2017.

currently doing her Masters in ecotoxicology at McGill University.


Dorothea Hines, Board of Directors

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2017-18 Season Funders and Sponsors

  • Canada Council
  • Ontario Ats Council
  • Canadian Heritage
  • City of Peterborough
  • Kawartha Now
  • TD
  • We Design
  • Hi Ho Silver