Patrick Alcedo

Patrick Alcedo was a Rockefeller Humanities Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution and a performer with the internationally touring Filipiniana Dance Group, and received his doctorate in Dance History and Theory from UC Riverside under the auspices of the Asian Cultural Council’s Ford Foundation grant. Professor Alcedo’s film publications have appeared in The New York Times […]

Michael W. Leach

Montreal born, Toronto and London (England) trained, Michael Leach is a pianist, organist, musical director and choral conductor of long standing who has performed widely in Canada, the United States, England, France and Italy. In the world of Musical Theatre and Dance, he has directed the music and played for more than 170 different productions.  […]

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 […]

Susan Cash

Susan Cash is a dancer and choreographer who has been performing and presenting her own work for more than two decades on the alternative theatre circuit and in formal performance venues across Canada and parts of the United States. Most recently she performed in Prague and Toronto and her choreography has been performed in England, […]

Darcey Callison

Darcey Callison is a choreographer and dance scholar who has worked extensively with Authentic Movement, the physical voice, Viewpoints and post-modern theatrical dance. His creative studio-based research integrates new media and cultural studies with postmodern dance methodologies. He is also a physical trainer whose Personal Body Work workshops focus on diverse improvisational techniques and somatic […]

Keiko Kitano Thomson

A “Masterful choreographer” (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, has worked with many artists in Tokyo and abroad. In 2001, she co-founded The Tokyo Dance Collective along with multimedia […]

Julia Sasso

Julia Sasso is a choreographer, teacher, mentor, performer and the Artistic Director of Julia Sasso dances. She began dancing in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan where she trained with Cecchetti ballet master, Rose Marie Floyd. In her teens she was a scholarship student at the American Dance Center (Joffrey Ballet, NYC) and an apprentice with the […]

Lisa Sandlos

Lisa Sandlos has been a faculty member at York University since 1998, teaching in the Department of Dance, the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, and more recently in the Faculty of Education. The recipient of a SSHRC doctoral award for two consecutive years, Sandlos is a […]

John Ottmann

John Ottmann’s career as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, rehearsal director and artistic director has spanned 27 years. He has garnered a reputation as a highly versatile, powerful dance artist,  choreographer and inspiring mentor known for pushing and crossing the boundaries of ballet and contemporary dance. As a performer Ottmann danced with several companies including the […]

Tracey Norman

Tracey Norman is a driving force in her community, spending her time as a choreographer, educator, performer, outside eye, researcher, writer and mother to two young children. Based in Toronto, Tracey’s choreography has been commissioned by numerous organizations including, DanceWorks Mainstage, Dance Ontario’s Creative Partnership Program, Dance Matters, Guelph Dance, Kinetic Studio, and Hart House, […]