Faculty Profile: Jane Alison McKinney

January 10th, 2017|

Jane Alison McKinney is dancer, choreographer, teacher, and producer, a four-time recipient of the artsnb Scholarship, faculty member with our Young Dancers’ Program, and a 2011 graduate of the School. Originally from Rothesay, New Brunswick, she began her training with Andrea Scott at Port City Dance Academy in Saint John. She spent a year […]

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 for […]

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 […]

2015-16 Dora Mavor Moore Awards in Dance Nominees

June 2nd, 2016|

An unprecedented twenty-three alumni of the School have been nominated for thirty-one 2015 – 16 Dora Mavor Moore Awards in Dance.

We’d like to congratulate them, and all our School of TDT colleagues including:

Peggy Baker Artistic Director of Peggy Baker Dance Projects – Outstanding Production, for … phase space;

Laurence Lemieux Co-Artistic Director of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie […]

The Kathryn Ash Choreographic Commission 2016

May 13th, 2016|

This award is presented to a choreographer for the commissioning of a new creation for the students of the School. As an expression of the School’s, and Kathryn’s, dedication to new creation and the professional development of our alumni, priority is given to a choreographer who is an alumni of the Professional Training Program. […]

Mentor, Choreographer, Bouffon Master: Massimo Agostinelli

March 14th, 2016|

Massimo Agostinelli is a Montreal-based choreographer, mentor, and international master teacher of Bouffon theatre. He is one of the School’s guest choreographers for 2015-16 and has created a new work for the second year dancers, to premiere in MOMENTUM 2016.

South African, born to Italian parents, Massimo immigrated with his family to Canada in 1968 […]