Mary-Elizabeth Manley

Professor Manley has been a faculty member in York’s Department of Dance since 1974. She has taught a broad range of courses including studio courses in modern technique, improvisation and composition and lecture courses in pedagogy, education, dance science and community arts practice. She teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level and frequently supervises […]

Arthur Levine

Professor Levine’s interests include both musicology and music theory / musicianship. He has experience in several styles and traditions, including 16th-century European polyphony, the music of J.S. Bach, Hindustani vocal music, Brazilian music and jazz. The subject of a nationally televised documentary, Dr. Levine was the host of “This is Art” on CBC for several […]

Donna Krasnow

Modern Dance and Dance Sciences, Composition and Choreography, Repertory. Donna Krasnow has a distinguished background as a choreographer, performer, researcher and teacher. She founded Dance Source, a professional training school in San Francisco, and was artistic director for its resident company Mobius. In addition to performing as a guest artist with such companies as Footloose, […]

Scott Forsyth

A film historian, editor and critic, Scott Forsyth’s scholarly interests include film and politics, Hollywood history, Canadian cultural history, culture and Communism, Marxist cultural theory, politics and film in the Third World. His current research includes an archival project on the cultural work of Canadian communists from the 1930s to 1950s, and research on the […]

Seth Feldman

A founder and past president of the Film Studies Association of Canada, Seth Feldman has published widely on national and international cinemas. He has edited three anthologies on the subject of Canadian cinema, among them the seminal Canadian Film Reader— the first textbook to be published on Canadian film. Other academic publications include numerous articles in […]

Barry Elmes

Barry Elmes has been a mainstay of the Canadian jazz scene since the early 1980s. An internationally-known drummer, composer, producer, recording artist and educator, he has performed all over the world and his work has been documented on more than 70 CDs. He has played and/or recorded with many renowned jazz artists including Tommy Flanagan, […]

Anna Blewchamp

Professor Blewchamp has worked extensively as a choreographer, performer and teacher in Canada, England and the United States. She has choreographed for Dancemakers, the Danny Grossman Company, Contemporary Dancers Winnipeg, Toronto Dance Theatre, Ottawa Dance Theatre, Ann Ditchburn Dances, Concert Dance Company (Boston), and Junction Dance Theatre (UK). She has also presented works with Danceworks, […]

Elizabeth Asselstine

Elizabeth Asselstine has worked as a lighting designer across Canada for more than three decades in both opera and theatre. Opera credits include the production of Der Fliegende Holländer at Edmonton Opera and Opera to Go for Tapestry New Opera Works, Toronto.  She has also worked for Baltimore Opera, Pacific Opera in Victoria, Vancouver Opera […]

Carol Anderson

One of the first graduates of York University’s dance program, Carol Anderson has pursued a diverse career as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, artistic director, consultant and writer. She started her performing career with pioneer Judy Jarvis’ dance theatre company. In 1974 she became a founding member of Toronto’s Dancemakers, culminating fifteen years with the company […]