Spy Dénommé-Welch, Ph.D., writes, composes, performs, and produces work in theatre, opera, and video. He wrote and co-composed the Dora-nominated opera, Giiwedin, as well as shorter works for chamber ensemble, including Deux Poèmes Sur La Formation Des Glaces (2011/2012), Bike Rage (winner of the 2013 Baroque Idol composer competition), and Spin Doctors for clarinet, violin, and piano (2015). His recent work theatre-cabaret work, Victorian Secrets, presented at Weesageechak Begins To Dance in November 2014, and will be performed at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre in summer 2015 as part of Sky Gilbert's Free Jane. He is currently completing his second full-length opera with artistic collaborator, Catherine Magowan. He is a full member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, and is the artistic director of An Indie(n) Rights Reserve, an independent arts company.