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That “F” Word ()

Produced by

SaMel Tanz

Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Co-Artistic Directors: Melissa Hart and Samantha Schleese

Choreographed by SaMel Tanz in collaboration with the dancers


Factory Mainspace Theatre


January 3rd, 2018 – January 14th, 2018


that “F” word is an invigorating and comedic dance performance that fearlessly explores the struggles of feminism. With a diverse female cast, SaMel Tanz captivates audiences with a fusion of Contemporary, Latin, and Hip Hop dance forms. This show delivers exceptional movement with a powerful message from women who aren’t afraid to say it like it is. (


Ella Avila Dancer
Melissa Hart Dancer
Lilly Giroux Dancer
Kimberly Khawa Dancer
Holly Pocket Dancer
Irena Ponizova Dancer
Samantha Schleese Dancer
Olivia Dame Rasasvada Dance Company
Ariana Garcia Rasasvada Dance Company
Caitlyn Gillespie Rasasvada Dance Company
Ainsley Inkpen Rasasvada Dance Company
Maya McKinson Rasasvada Dance Company
Fionna McNiven Rasasvada Dance Company
Oliver Waterman Rasasvada Dance Company
Brianna Ziehl Rasasvada Dance Company

Creative Team

Melissa Hart Co-Artistic Director
Samantha Schleese Co-Artistic Director
Robin Bleasdale Lighting Designer


Robin Bleasdale Stage Manager


Simon Rossiter Festival Lighting Designer
Josh Hoodless Mainspace Head Technician