Director. Facilitator. Cultural Producer.

BA Honours in Drama at the University of Alberta. MA in Devised Theatre at Dartington College of Arts in Devon.

At Dartington College Avia focused on cultural memory and performance, developing new work from traditional source material and completing her master’s thesis “Fragmented Memory in Emerging Cultural Practices: Cultural Transformation and the Search for New Yiddish Theatre”.

Growing up in the British Columbia folk arts scene, Avia has a life-time of festival experience. Known for her dedication, creativity, enthusiasm, and strength in leadership, Avia has worked extensively as a creative producer with festivals and cultural organizations  across North America as well as on individual artistic projects in North America and Europe.