PhD (University of Surrey, UK)
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 responsibilities for tour management as well as outreach and education. Since September 2008 she has been lecturing in the dance department at York University and in the Theatre School at Ryerson University. Bridget has presented her research at conferences in Canada, the United States and Europe. Her writing has appeared in Ethnologies, Culture & Tradition, Canadian Dance Studies, The Dance Current, Dance Collection Danse Magazine and in the National Ballet of Canada’s playbills. She is the recent recipient of a grant from the Canada Council Dance Section to commence research on a book project provisionally titled “Choreographing the North.” She is a frequent facilitator of post-performance discussions for Harbourfront Centre and for the Canada Dance Festival and recently initiated a lecture series for Toronto Dance Theatre. Most recently her research has been published in Dena Davida’s edited collection Fields in Motion: Ethnography in the Worlds of Dance (2011).
Area of Academic Specialty: Dance Studies