Teaching Resume

Education

1989-1994

University of Waterloo, Ontario
Graduated H.B.A. Dance, Minor in Fine Arts
Thesis: Performance Art and Happenings.
Studies included: Dance and Art History, Human Anatomy,
Dance Criticism, Choreographic Techniques,
Dance Notation, Dance Theory, Ballet and Modern Technique.

Guest Teaching Experience

Ontario School System

  • Huron Height Public School , Kincardine – Creative Dance
  • W. E. Thompson Public School, Kincardine – Creative Movement for Children
  • Mississauga Separate School, Mississauga – Medieval Dance for Children
  • Kincardine Township Public School, Kincardine – Creative Movement for Children
  • Parkdale Public School, Toronto – Creative Movement / Modern Dance for Children/ Jazz
  • St. John Kilmarnack Private School – Company Performance & Discussion Seminar
  • Toronto French High School – Medieval Dance for Teens/ Swing Dance for Teens

Ontario Arts Camps and Festivals

  • Centuri Summer Arts Camp 1997 & 1998, Toronto – Medieval Dance for Pre-teens and Teens
  • Cambridge Drama and Arts Summer Camp – Medieval Dance for Pre-teens and Teens
  • Kitchener / Waterloo Arts Festival – Medieval Dance for Adults
  • Cambridge Arts Festival – Medieval Dance for Adults
  • Live to Dance Summer Camp, Waterloo – Modern Dance for Children and Teens
  • Kincardine Summer Arts Camp – Creative Movement for Children

Ontario Theatre Companies

  • Fire-Brand Theatre Company – Resident Choreographer/ Modern Dance/Jazz
  • Kincardine Theatre Guild – Guest Choreography (Little Shop of Horrors)
  • K/W Choreographers Collective – Resident Artist Waterloo Community Arts Centre

Saskatchewan School System

  • Learning Through the Arts Program instructor – Various schools
  • Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society – School Workshop tour ( 7 weeks)
  • North Park Wilson School Arts Smart, Saskatoon – Guest Choreographer
  • Buena Vista School, Saskatoon – Medieval Dance
  • Rouleau School – one week long residency – Creative Dance
  • Saskatoon Home Schooling – Intro to Creative Dance
  • Pleasantdale Central School, SK – Dance on the Move Workshop
  • North Park Wilson School, Saskatoon – Guest Choreographer
  • Middle Lake School, SK Creative DanceWorkshop
  • North Park Wilson School – Guest Choreographer (special project) – 6 weeks
  • Marion Graham High School, Saskatoon – Four day choreography residency
  • Leboldus High School, Regina – Medieval Dance
  • Deshaye Catholic School, Regina – Medieval Dance
  • Buena Vista School, Saskatoon – Medieval Dance
  • Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society Arts Workshop Tour 8 weeks – Create your own dance
  • University of Regina Dance Department – Modern Dance for Adult Intermediate Students
  • Howard Coad Elementary School – 2 full day courses of Creative Dance for children and youths
  • Hepburn Public School – Full Day Introduction to Dance Techniques Grades K to 13
  • College Park Public School – Half Day Creative dance for children
  • Greystone Heights Public School – Medieval Dance for youths
  • James L. Alexander Public School – Full day, Creative Dance and intro. to Modern for youth
  • University of Saskatchewan – Modern Dance, Guest Instructor Recreational Dance Program

Saskatchewan Arts Camps and Festivals

  • Dance for You After School Program – Dance Saskatchewan and White Buffalo Lodge program
  • Youth Granting for Youth Dance Program Saskatoon – Creative dance
  • Saskatoon Health Region – Day program – Creative Dance
  • Youth Granting for Youth – Dance Program, Saskatoon – Creative Dance
  • RBC Youth Dance program, Saskatoon, Creative Dance, Medieval Dance
  • Save the Children Festival – Medieval Dance workshop
  • 1st Nations Song and Dance Camp – Creative Dance Workshops
  • Youth Out Loud Arts Camp, La Ronge – Co-Artistic Director, Instructor of Dance, Masking, Musical Theatre, Movement and Poetry
  • Hericane Ethel Festival of Women’s Art, Saskatoon – Choreography Lecture and Workshop
  • Summer Steps Bruno Campus with Dance Saskatchewan – Modern and Medieval Dance, Lecture on Choreographic Techniques
  • Summer Steps Dance Camp Bruno Campus with Dance Saskatchewan – Instructor for all age groups – Modern dance, Medieval dance and Electronic music.
  • Summer Steps Dance Camp Regina campus with Dance Saskatchewan – Featured Guest Artist for Teen program – Medieval dance and Introduction to Choreography course

Full Time Teaching

  • University of Saskatchewan
    Saskatoon, SK
    Lecture course Fine Arts 100.6 Dance component
  • Time Steps Dance Studio
    Dudley West Midlands England
    6 months as Artist in Residence – Teaching Modern, Ballet, Tap, Stretch and Strength, Choreography
  • Free Flow Dance Company
    Waterloo, Toronto and Saskatoon
    Modern, Ballet, Medieval, Stretch and Strength, Tap and Choreography Courses
  • EGADZ Drop in Centre
    Saskatoon SK
    4 months as project coordinator and instructor of Modern Dance, Fitness and Body Image Awareness program for street involved youth
  • 1997-1998 Waterloo Community Arts Center
    Waterloo ON
    1 year teaching Ballet, Modern and Creative Dance
  • Joanne Christopher’s School of Dance
    Kincardine ON
    4 years teaching Tap, Ballet and Jazz

Other Experience

  • Manager for the National Arts Program for Team Saskatchewan – Canada Winter Games, Whitehorse Yukon
  • Founder and Artistic Director of the Free Flow Dance Theatre Co.
  • Guest Instructor and performer at the New Hampton Arts Centre Wolverhampton, England
  • Co-producer of the Smorgasbord Bi-Monthly Cabaret, Winnipeg
  • Producer and Tour Manager of yearly Cross Canada Tours with original shows by the Free Flow Dance Theatre Co.
  • Received the leading edge Performing Artist Award at the Kitchener Waterloo Arts Awards
  • Resident Dance Group member through the Choreographer’s Collective at the Waterloo Community Arts Center
  • Member of the Berlin Circle of Artists in Kitchener ON
  • Member of the Arts and Cultural Strategic Planning Committee, Kitchener
  • Founding member of the K/W Choreographers Collective
  • Dance Mistress for the Society for Creative Anachronism, Waterloo

 

 

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