Ivor Picou
Operations Manager

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Ivor has spent over 30 years in Arts & Education. He began in the Caribbean as an actor and musician and continued after settling in Toronto.

Ivor studied theatre dance and music at York University and emerged with a BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts. He worked with several Theatre companies in Toronto including Theatre Fountainhead, Toronto Arts Production, Theatre in The Rough, and Black Theatre Canada. His most recent gig was the stage manager on tour to the Carifesta Festival by the C-CAN (Canadian Caribbean Arts Network). Ivor is also an accomplished musician whose main instrument is the Steeldrum. He has also performed with several bands around the city as well as in Toronto's annual Caribana parade.

Ivor attended the University of Toronto where he completed a Bachelor of Education. He taught Drama and Music in the TDSB (Toronto District School Board) for over 20 years. He has since retired and devotes his time to the support and mentorship of young artists and pushing his musical boundaries.

“Great artists are people who find a way to be themselves in their art.” 

– Margot Fonteyn