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November 2016

Faculty Profile: Emma Kerson and Andrew Hartley

November 16th, 2016|

On Valentine’s Day, 2014, Andrew Hartley and Emma Kerson (2011 graduates) formalized their ongoing work together in the creation of their collective, Common People – a name they chose to celebrate “looking at the commonplace or everyday and finding what’s incredible about it”. As Common People, they have created their own work and performed […]

Alumni Watch: Syreeta Hector

November 16th, 2016|

Syreeta Hector is a 2009 graduate originally from Quispamsis, a suburb of Saint John, NB. She trained initially at the Port City Dance Academy, in Saint John, and her teacher there, Andrea Scott, encouraged her to go into the Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS). After graduating, Syreeta began to […]

September 2016

Guest Artist Profile: Paul-André Fortier

September 14th, 2016|

On October 1, 2016, Toronto will experience its annual Nuit Blanche event, from sunset to sunrise. This year, for the first time, students from the School will be performers in the event, in an art work entitled October sky, created by the distinguished Montreal choreographer Paul-André Fortier. The piece will be a choreographic installation […]

Current Student Profile: Tia Kushniruk

September 14th, 2016|

Now entering her third year of study at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Tia Kushniruk seems set to “take the world by storm”. She is an excellent dancer whose approach to her work is incredibly focused, energetic, and full of spirit.  She works with diligence and commitment to an artistic life. A guest choreographer […]

Faculty Profile: Debbie Wilson

September 14th, 2016|

Debbie Wilson loves to teach.  When you ask how she is, she’ll often reply, with genuine enthusiasm, “Great!”  And it will turn out that she’s thrilled with the progress her students are making in response to her teaching. They are making great leaps in understanding and body awareness, and she credits this improvement to […]

Alumni Watch: Jasmine Ellis

September 14th, 2016|

Jasmine Ellis graduated from the School in 2007, and her classmates included many who have gone on to pursue active dance careers, including Emily Law, Lilia Leon, Kate Stashko, Brodie Stevenson, and Naishi Wang; Jasmine still works periodically with Brodie.

She says, “I love the School, and I’m really happy I came here.  Having seen […]