Kevin Jesuino is a first-generation settler multi-disciplinary performer, educator, movement coach, arts facilitator, LGBTQ+ activist, and community organizer of Portuguese heritage. His work is oftentimes collaborative, site-specific, participatory, and process-oriented. His practice explores relationality, the stories within our bodies, and the queer joy of uncertainty. He draws from research in queer performance, queer ecology, body memory, improvisation, community & participatory art practices, placemaking, and site adaptive/responsive performance. His community-embedded projects engage participants in performative actions, discussions, creative interventions, activations, and other forms of organizing.
Kevin is the Co-Artistic Lead of TRAction, a collective focused on creating socially engaged and performative work in the realm of climate justice. He shares this responsibility with dancer, Melanie Kloetzel. Together, they are being advised by a group of Indigenous artists from across Northern Turtle Island on a path to supporting decolonial climate art practices.
Kevin completed their Theatre Arts diploma at MacEwan University and their Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan (with distinction). They are currently completing their Master of Fine Arts in Contemporary Arts (with a focus on devised performance and socially engaged art) at Simon Fraser University.
Kevin is grateful, and incredibly privileged, to be able to live, work, play and move through multiple lands traditionally called Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta), Mohkinstis (Calgary, Alberta), Sik-Ooh-Kotok (Lethbridge, AB) along with the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations (Vancouver, BC).