DIRECTOR | BRENT@BELSHERS.CA | +1 604-209-6337
Brent Belsher's career in the arts began when he took a position with Ballet British Columbia as manager of artistic operations in 2000. Prior to his involvement in the arts Brent worked for a Vancouver based travel company leading groups of people to over 35 countries. He has worked as an international meeting planner and also worked in Japan for four years as a cross-cultural trainer and English teacher. Since 2006 he began working as an arts consultant primarily in dance and works with a variety of organizations specializing in management and touring. He has been tour manager for Crystal Pite’s company Kidd Pivot since 2007 and has toured with that company all over the world. In addition he does fundraising for Kidd Pivot. When he founded his company in 2012 he presented companies in Vancouver including The National Ballet of Cuba on their first Western Canadian performances. Then in 2014 Brent began his work as an agent. At first working for the French based agency Le Trait d’Union and in following years adding Canadian artists to the roster as well as other international companies.
US REPRESENTATIVE | CHRIS@BELSHERS.CA | +1 612-209-4225
Chris Tschida has worked in the field as both a dance presenter as well as an agent. She has just finished nearly 7 years at Northrop at the University of Minnesota where she was responsible for curating their distinguished dance series of large scale ballet and international contemporary dance. Prior to that, she spent 10 years as a dance agent with Rena Shagan Associates in New York. Her additional work in the arts includes producing Garrison Keillor’s A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION for 11 years, international theatrical projects for The Brooklyn Academy of Music and The Kennedy Center, and the Guthrie Theater.
Sophie Brassard has been working for Belsher Arts Management since 2017. She assists with administrative work and communications, as well as occasional tour management and representation for B.A.M. clients. Sophie also works as a contemporary dance artist in Vancouver.