Nick Collinet is an event producer, curator, and space designer based in Vancouver, B.C. Through past initiatives such as Some Kind Of Music Blog and Grounderk, and now currently Public Disco, Nick's work has focused on advancing electronic music by providing event platforms that increase opportunities for social connection and artistic representation. Nick founded Public Disco in 2017 - a concept for a series of free, all-ages pop-up disco parties that transform public civic spaces with music, dancing, decor and people from all walks of life. For the past three years, spaces such as Alley Oop, Ackery's Alley, the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza, and the Cambie Bridge Underpass, are just some of the places that have been activated by Public Disco.
Born in Manila, Philippines and raised in Canada, Char Loro is a creative producer, curator and master of ceremonies for live music and street dance events, immersive art experiences, and video production. Through her independent company Shape Shifter Studio, she is very passionate about bringing people together to activate urban public spaces and create accessible platforms for street dancers and music artists to share their artistry with the general public. She is also the Community Facilitator and one of the official MC's for the Vancouver Street Dance Festival - the largest international street dance event on the West Coast of Canada, going onto it's 9th year in 2020.
Three years ago, Char and Nick started collaborating and co-curating on some of the Public Disco events, with Char coming on board to design spaces, MC, and to curate dancers from the street dance community to perform. Although coming from two very different underground music scenes - Char from hiphop, funk, disco, and Nick from house and techno - together, the two culture creators share a vision of a vibrant city that cross-pollinates all of these communities, elevating arts & culture in Vancouver.