Rodney Diverlus


Rodney Diverlus (@rodneydiverlus | He/Them) is a Haitian-Canadian movement artist who has presented works and performed internationally in dance, theatre, opera and multidisciplinary performance and has developed a distinct movement aesthetic that weaves together contemporary, jazz, and Afrikanic movement practices.

Described by the Toronto Star as “one of Toronto’s fastest rising dance talents,” Rodney has created and presented choreographic works for Toronto Dance Theatre, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Tableau d’Hôte Theatre, Art Gallery of Ontario, SummerWorks Festival, Irie Music Festival, and has interpreted works by Holla Jazz, Canadian Stage, Luminato Festival, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, The Bentway, to name a few. He is the recipient of the 2019 Canadian Stage Award for Direction and 2020 Montreal English Theatre Awards Best Choreography Nominee.

Beyond his artistic practice, he moonlights as a community activator and writer. He is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter—Canada and the Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism.