Joanna Burt is a Saugeen Ojibwe artist from Lindsay Ontario. She is both a Métis jigger and opera singer, she studied at the Glenn Gould School of Music (Glenn Gould) of The Royal Conservatory. She completed her studies in the four-year Performance Diploma Program and recently finished her final year in the two year Artist Diploma Program at Glenn Gould. Joanna has been involved in operas such as The Cunning Little Vixen by Janacek and in 2015 played the role of Oberto in Handel’s Alcina performed in Toronto’s Koerner Hall at the Telus Centre. Joanna performed at the 2015 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremonies with Cirque du Soleil and the 2015 ParaPan-Am Games Opening Ceremonies with production company B5C. Joanna sang the lead role of Sara Riel in the Canadian Opera Company's production of Louis Riel in 2017.
Joanna is actively involved in her Aboriginal community throughout Ontario. She is a very proud indigenous woman and she takes great honour in representing her culture through every performance.
Hailing from Red Deer, Alberta, David’s musical life began with piano lessons from his mother, as well as being part of an elementary school choir. Once in middle school, he took a hiatus from piano and voice to explore saxophone and drums. Oddly enough, his drumming led to him joining the high school choirs, at which point his love of piano and voice was reignited. After high school, David left Western Canada to attend the School for Music Vocations in Iowa. It was here that David developed a love for jazz piano and voice, as well as small ensemble vocal jazz singing.
David went on to complete a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) in Jazz performance at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish,Nova Scotia, majoring in voice and studying piano as a secondary instrument. While at St. FX he also sang and played shows in a variety of student-led projects, ranging from beatboxing in a hip-hop group, to playing keys and singing in a Funk band. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Mus. Ed. from Memorial University, and has now settled as a performer and teacher in the Greater Toronto Area. David sings in the juno nominated acappella group Cadence, as well as the New York City-based group Duwende.