V’ni Dansi is a Vancouver-based traditional Métis and contemporary dance company dedicated to sharing the dances, stories and culture of the Métis. Led by Artistic Director Yvonne Chartrand, V’ni Dansi holds the distinction of being the only company in Canada to teach and perform both Métis and contemporary dance. Meaning "Come and Dance" in Mitchif, V’ni Dansi is thrilled to share the Métis people's joyful culture with audiences of all nations.
V'ni Dansi inspires a Mitchif (Métis) worldview through traditional and contemporary dance expressions, preservation and innovation and guided by our ancestors' strength, love and resilience. We aim to share our voice, create a path for our youth and generations to come building on the knowledge and wisdom of our elders and sourcing strength from the medicine wheel four directions, continuing the adventure to build alliances, healing and joy for ourselves, our people, and people of all nations.