Erik Geddis

Erik has been with York University’s Department of Dance for twelve years using piano, percussion and his voice. He has recorded a CD’s for ballet class, and contributed to various performances in dance. Erik’s experiences involve diverse styles and original composition as a soloist, and within an ensemble. He is known for his versatility and …

Keiko Kitano Thomson

A “Masterful choreographer” (The Globe and Mail), Keiko Kitano is an independent dance artist with a unique style influenced by her study of Butoh and Japanese dance. She has been a guest artist at numerous festivals. In Tokyo, before moving to Toronto, Keiko Kitano danced for the dance company called “Miyako Kato Dance Space” as …

Tracey Norman

Tracey Norman (she/her) is a driving force in her community, spending her time as a choreographer, educator, performer, outside eye, researcher, writer and mother of two young children. Based in Tkaronto, her love of movement developed in childhood while running through corn fields and jumping from haylofts on her family’s farm. Tracey’s choreography has been …

Terrill Maguire

Terrill Maguire is an award-winning, long-standing senior member of the Toronto dance community.  Originally from California, where she began her career, she also lived and danced in New York for several years. She is the 2022 recipient the Canadian Artists Network Robert Johnston “Visionary Artist” Award; and previously received the Chalmers Award for Choreography, a …

Catherine Glasser

Catherine began her training as a teacher of Classical Ballet at The Canadian College of Dance, Ryerson Theatre School (now Toronto Metropolitan University). She then studied at Canada’s National Ballet School under the directorship of Betty Oliphant. After graduating from the Teacher Training Program, she spent nearly two decades as Manager of the Ballet Program …

Bridget Cauthery

Bridget Cauthery (PhD) is a dance and cultural studies scholar focusing on the impacts of post/neo-coloniality and the processes of globalization on contemporary and popular dance practices in the Global North. In June 2022, she embarked on a multi-year SSHRC Insight-funded project to resituate and reinvest in In the Land of the Spirits, a ballet …

Danielle Robinson

Danielle Robinson is a dance scholar who researches the cross-cultural movement of Afro-Diasporic popular dances within the Americas. Her dance research has been recognized with awards from the Society of Dance History Scholars, the Congress on Research in Dance, and the American Theatre focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. In addition, …

Mary Fogarty

Mary Fogarty is Associate Professor of Dance at York University, Toronto. Mary has published two collections of research on dance: The Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Dance Studies (2022, co-edited with Imani Kai Johnson) and Movies, Moves, and Music: The Sonic World of Dance Films (2016, co-edited with Mark Evans). She also co-edited “Taking Taylor Seriously” …

Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt

Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt, a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School, danced with the National Ballet of Canada for four years prior to attending York University. The subject of her Master’s thesis was “The Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet: An Investigation into its Evolution”. Other historical research projects have focused on dance in Canada during the …