Born and raised in Toronto, Cheryl Lalonde began her career in the arts with Act IV Theatre at Adelaide Court. After two years backstage at Toronto Workshop Productions her design debut was for the premiere production of Thompson Highway’s The Rez Sisters under mentor Larry Lewis (director).
Splitting her time between stage management and design has allowed her to travel the world as well as collaborate with many companies, including Desrosiers Dance Theatre, The Danny Grossman Dance Company, Fujiwara Dance Inventions, Alberta Ballet, Theatre Smith Gilmour, Canadian Stage, CORPUS, Kaeja d’Dance, Dreamwalker Dance, and Toronto Dance Theatre where she is in her tenth season as Production Stage Manager.
Ms. Lalonde has been nominated for four Dora Mavor Moore Awards for design and was honoured in 1997 for her design of Eclectic Theatre’s Chutzpah a-go-go. Most recently she has designed costumes and scenic elements for TDT’s Pteros Tactics, and for Kemi Contemporary Dance’s Longer Than a Shadow.