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Date of Birth: Unknown
Graduation: 1965

Michaele Jordana

Michaele Jordana (Berman) is an artist, musician and educator. After graduating from Kelvin in 1965, Jordana embarked on her career in fine arts. Jordana's life-sized super-realist images of slaughtered whales in Northern Canada are featured in the collections of The National Gallery of Canada and Art Bank. These paintings remain relevant as she strongly depicts animal rights issues in a visually compelling way. Jordana crossed over to pursue a career as a musician with her first performance art piece, "The Rites of Nuliajuk,". With her band The Poles, Jordana began composing music, quickly becoming part of the New Wave movement and paving the way for Canadian female musicians. The Poles are best known for their hit single "CN Tower" and were nominated for a Juno, regularily playing at legendary punk venues. The Poles played alongside the Ramones and Devo. Jordana has directed and produced award-winning documentaries such as "Moving with the Light" and "Face to Face", in which Jordana forms a video crew with a group of disabled teenagers on the brink of intergration. Not only is Jordana a pioneer of music and fine arts, but also assistive technologies, which enabled down syndrome youth to communicate through art. Among many honors, she was the recipient of the award for International Achievement from The Culture & Animals Foundation in North Carolina. Now an arts educator, Jordana has continued her career teaching in institutions such as York University and the University of Guelph. Jordana is currently the Creative Director of The PeakMedia Collective.


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