Zinnia is the Toronto-based art pop project of Rachael Cardiello. With layered synth and driving beats, Zinnia brings an explosive range to Cardiello’s writing, equal parts intimate and fierce, heavy on the salt. Once described as “Kate Bush meets Meatloaf” and first to declare a deep love for Springsteen, Zinnia is often intertwined with choreographers, dancers, and artists across the spectrum.

Their debut album Sensations in Two Dot seeks to find compassion within moments of doubt. With the release of Sensations, Zinnia established themselves as an innovative and confident voice in the arts. Their sold-out Toronto album release show Through the Prism of Dance featured nine choreographers and eleven dancers interpreting the album through dance. These pieces were later re-interpreted and filmed in each choreographer’s place of isolation during the 2020 pandemic in the series Sensations in Lockdown.