Mikaela Demers is a dance artist originally from Northern Ontario. Graduated from York University’s School of Art, Media, Performance and Design in 2015, Mikaela works as a performer, choreographer, and producer. Mikaela has worked as a performer for Sid Ryan Eilers, Mayumi Lashbrook, Megan English, and Brian Solomon. Creating through her choreographic moniker FREEWATER, recent live performance works include maelstrom (premiered in Toronto/toured to Thunder Bay, 2017), the pack : creature (Toronto, 2018), i’d rather be at home (Sudbury, 2019), and a dance film dreaming (2021). 4th generation graduate of Generator’s Artistic Producer Training Program, Mikaela currently works as the producer of Branch Collective (Sudbury) and Aeris Kӧrper (Hamilton).