Contract Faculty

Blake Martin

Blake Martin

Course Director

Somatic Education

Blake Martin holds a PhD in Kinesiology and a Graduate Diploma in Neuroscience from York University, B.F.A. and M.A. degrees in dance, and a bachelor of education. His doctoral research was in neural mechanisms of attention when trying to perform more… View Article

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Bridget Cauthery

Bridget Cauthery

Course Director

Dance Studies

Bridget Cauthery is a writer and arts consultant based in Toronto.  In 2007 she completed her doctorate in dance studies from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom. From 2000 to 2009 she worked as Company Manager for Toronto Dance Theatre with… View Article

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Candice Helm

Candice Helm

Course Director

Ballet Technique

Candice Helm received her professional training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School – Professional Division – and the National Ballet School- TTP. She teaches ballet on faculty at York University, George Brown Dance/Ballet Jörgen Canada and Randolph Ac… View Article

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Catherine Glasser

Catherine Glasser

Assistant Professor

Ballet Technique

Catherine began her training as a teacher of Classical Ballet at The Canadian College of Dance, Ryerson Theatre School. She then studied at The National Ballet School and is a graduate of the Teacher Training Program. From 1991 to 2004 she was Manager… View Article

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Helen Jones

Helen Jones

Course Director

Cont./Modern Dance

Helen Jones began dance classes in her home town in Wales when she was four. She was accepted into the Royal Ballet School full-time program in London when she was ten. Following graduation from the RBS upper school she continued her training in classi… View Article

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Jennifer Bolt

Jennifer Bolt

Course Director

Ballet Technique; Studio; Dance Education

Jennifer Bolt is a dance artist, teacher and writer with research interests in the areas of feminism and critical pedagogy, higher education transition, student engagement and the Fine Arts student experience. She has trained extensively in ballet, mod… View Article

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John Ottmann

John Ottmann

Course Director

Ballet Technique

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 a… View Article

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Julia Sasso

Julia Sasso

Course Director

Repertory, Contemporary/Modern Dance

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 scholars… View Article

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Keiko Kitano Thomson

Keiko Kitano Thomson

Course Director

Performance, Contemporary/Modern Dance

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… View Article

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Lisa Sandlos

Lisa Sandlos

Course Director

Lisa Sandlos is a faculty member at York University in both the Department of Dance and the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences. She holds an M.A. in Dance from York University and certificates in Laban Movement Analysis from the Laban Institute… View Article

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Megan Andrews

Megan Andrews

Course Director

Dance Studio and Studies

Megan Andrews is a dance artist/scholar, teacher and writer/editor originally from Vancouver. In 1998, she initiated the Canadian dance magazine The Dance Current, was Publisher through June 2011 and continues as Executive Director and Founding Editor…. View Article

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Susan Lee

Susan Lee

Course Director

Contemporary/Modern Dance

Dora-nominated dancer, Susan Lee’s professional career as a performer, choreographer and teacher spans twenty years. Based in Toronto, Canada she has originated roles in almost fifty world premieres by many established Canadian choreographers including… View Article

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Terrill Maguire

Terrill Maguire

Course Director

Modern Dance, Repertory, Composition/Choreography

Terrill Maguire is an award-winning dancer, choreographer, teacher, and artistic director. She has been an advocate for the integration of the arts into everyday life and mainstream society wherever she has lived – in her native California until the mi… View Article

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Tracey Norman

Tracey Norman

Course Director

Fundamentals of Physical Practice; Contemporary/Modern Technique

Tracey Norman is an independent dance artist based in Toronto with a focus on creating interdisciplinary work. She splits her time between choreographing, teaching, interpreting and facilitating dance. Tracey’s choreography has been commissioned and pr… View Article

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