Excite & Express

Story by Stacie Gaetz


Photos by Kristy Reimer

Fall 2021

Giovanni Macagnino and his wife Karen moved from the U.K. to Airdrie in 2006 with the goal of bringing their love of performing arts to the city.

Fifteen years later, they are doing just that with their own theatre, dance and voice company.

“After researching the whole of Canada, we landed on Alberta as a destination, then Airdrie came to the top as a small-enough place to be a community, but big enough to offer what we needed for our family,” says Macagnino.

“It still feels small, and the facilities are excellent.”

It is that love for the city that made the couple want to open Zanni Performing Arts about a year ago.

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