Karen Bowes-Sewell

Karen Bowes-Sewell is a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and member of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America. She is a senior scholar in Dance at York University where she taught ballet, conditioning for dancers, and somatic education for many years as an associate professor. Karen was a principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and brings her […]

David Smukler

Professor Smukler has been voice coach with major theatres and drama schools in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Netherlands. His coaching experience includes classical theatre (Stratford Ontario Shakespeare Festival, Royal Court Theatre London, Canadian Stage Company), opera (Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the English Opera Group), alternative theatre (the Open Theatre, […]

Dorothy de Val

Dorothy de Val is a musicologist and pianist whose research interests include Scots Gaelic song, the first English folksong revival, pianos and pianism, and Haydn reception in England. Particular research interests include early 20th-century collectors and arrangers of folksong, particularly Broadwood and Grainger, and collectors of Gaelic song (Tolmie, Broadwood, Murray and Kennedy-Fraser). Dr. de […]

Gwenyth Dobie

Gwenyth Dobie, a certified Alexander Technique teacher and Yoga practitioner, teaches movement for actors and devised theatre in the Department of Theatre at York University. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Out of the Box Productions, a performance fusion company that creates original works integrating spoken text, dance, music and interactive technology. Her […]

Michael Davey

Michael Davey is a sculptor and installation artist who employs photography, drawing and video and whose work often includes cast materials and found objects.  His interests in landscape, industrial technology and the built environment find their way into his pieces which have been shown and collected throughout Canada, the U.S. and overseas.  His most recent […]

Joyce Zemans

An art historian, curator, cultural policy specialist and academic administrator, Joyce Zemans served as dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts (1985-88), acting director of the Graduate Program in Art History (1994-95) and chair of the Department of Visual Arts Department (1975-81) at York University. She also held the Robarts Chair in Canadian Studies (1995-96) […]

Robert Witmer

Robert Witmer is a bassist and ethnomusicologist with research interests in North American and Caribbean music. A former member of the Vancouver Symphony, he has also been active as a jazz and commercial musician. Professor Witmer has written on a variety of North American and Caribbean music topics for journals, anthologies and music dictionaries. He […]

Tim Whiten

Tim Whiten has exhibited his work in major exhibitions of drawing and sculpture throughout North America and Asia. He is represented in numerous private, corporate and public collections, including Canada’s National Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario. A former student of noted psychologist and philosopher Oscar Oppenheimer, Professor Whiten, in his artistic activity and […]

William Westcott

Professor Westcott is a pianist, composer, arranger, musicologist and music theorist specializing in African-American and classical music of the 20th century. A piano player from the age of eight, William “Bill” Westcott studied blues piano with “Little Brother” Montgomery, a major blues-recording artist of the 1930s and of the later blues revival, alongside his formal […]

Philip Werren

Professor Werren has composed electronic music for film, mime, dance and theatre as well as instrumental and vocal works. He has conducted extensive research into electronic and computer applications in music composition and teaching.