Aruban by nature and a Canadian by nurture

Emerita Emerencia is a multilingual artist originally trained as a teacher in Aruba. In 1984, she had a lead role in A Caribbean Midsummer Night’s Dream, which won a Dora award. She’s been a dance instructor at University of Toronto, has worked on school projects as a choreographer with the National Ballet of Canada, and as a librettist with the Canadian Opera Company. Self-described as “an Aruban by nature and a Canadian by nurture”, Emerita works with Fundacion Muchila Creativo and as an artist in education in Aruba, when she’s not touring in Canada with Prologue.


“She’s a great entertainer and a fine musician.”
- Teacher, London