80 Winchester, 416-967-1365, tdt.org
The ageless choreographer has won this category so many times, we're going to stop counting. But rather than rest on his laurels, he continues to redefine his role as the artistic director of Toronto Dance Theatre, drawing inspiration from sources like veteran choreographer Deborah Hay and TDT founder Patricia Beatty (who are both on this season's bill). He's also brought in young choreographers from major centres like Paris and Berlin to work with his first-rate dancers, ensuring local audiences get to see what's going on around the world. A class act.
Allen & Karen Kaeja
734 Euclid, 416-516-6030, kaeja.org