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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Conversation Canada
Research Assistant, specifically in social media and audience development, for the new Canadian website that features news and commentary written by academics and edited by journalists (2017-).

University of British Columbia
Co-host/co-producer of UBC Arts on Air on CiTR Radio (2016/2017).
School of Journalism SMARTTLab Research Assistant in social media analysis with Director and Associate Professor, Alfred Hermida (2015-present).
Teaching Assistant for JRNL100 New Media and Society with Associate Professor, Peter Klein (January-April 2017).

CBC Radio Intern with Daybreak Kamloops (June 2016) and North by Northwest (August 2016). Job duties: story pitching, story production, script writing, general assisting with chases, editing clips, interviews.

Georgia Straight Arts intern (April-May 2016). Freelance arts reviewer; Intern April-May 2016. Job duties: writing content for print and web, posting web content.

The Dance Current  Freelance contributor (ongoing); Online Editor (2015–2016), Managing Editor (2014), Production & Office Manager (2011–2013), freelance contributor (2006–present), Editorial Assistant (July 2009–September 2011), News Writer (2009–2011), Editorial Intern (2008–2009), Administrative Intern (2005–2007)

Series 8:08 (2011–2015) Blog Manager

Dreamcatcher Mentoring (2010–2015) Volunteer for the national program. Online mentoring of a high school student each term.


EDUCATION

University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC (2015-2017)
Master’s of Journalism degree. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Instructors included: Kathryn Gretsinger, Frances Bula, Peter Klein, Candis Callison, Steve Woodward, Kirk LaPointe, Daniel McKinney, Chantelle Bellrichard.

York University, Toronto ON (2005-2009)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Member of the York University Dance Ensemble for the 2008/09 season.
Instructors included: Megan Andrews, Jennifer Bolt, Karen Bowes-Sewell, Arwyn Carpenter, Susan Cash, Rosemary James, Keiko Kitano, Donna Krasnow, Susan Lee, Terril Maguire, Naoko Murakoshi, Lisa Sandlos, Julia Sasso, Claire Wootten.

University of Chichester, Chichester England (2007-2008)
Instructors included: Claire Gammon, Nannette Kincaid, Abi Mortimer, Ann Nugent, Dale Thompson,contact improvisation with Carrie Whitaker, and Marissa Zanotti. Dance Criticism and Dance Journalism with Ann Nugent. Dance and New Media with Andrea Davidson.


SKILLS

Adobe Creative Cloud: Audition, Premier Pro, Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign; Final Cut Pro X, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Skype, Google applications. Social media: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, as well as web and social media analytics ForSight/Crimson Hexagon and Banjo. FileMaker, Sumac.


SELECTED AWARDS

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Spring 2016.
University of British Columbia Faculty of Arts Graduate Award. September 2015.
Millennium Excellence Award. Awarded by The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. October 2007.
York University Continuing Student Scholarship. Fall/Winter 2006.
York University Entrance Scholarship. Fall/Winter 2005.
Women of Whistler Scholarship Award. June 2005.


PERFORMANCE

vərˈbādəm by Catherine Murray, a trio remounted for Toronto’s SummerWorks Performance Festival (August 13-14, 2016).

what goes between by Tracey Norman, a quartet as part of Forcier/Norman, presented by DanceWorks and Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps (March 12-14, 2015).

EWS Playroom, a performance choreographed by Kaitlyn Regehr with Sky Fairchild-Waller for the opening event of the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at TIFF (October 30, 2014).

The sun will always rise and fall from east to west by Derek Liddington for Toronto’s 2014 Nuit Blanche (October 4, 2014).

she.d a self-choreographed solo with cellist Kailyn Winick; dramaturgy by Sky Fairchild-Waller and Susan Kendal. Work-in-progress showing at Series 8:08 (April 2014) and premiere at Edmonton’s NextFest (June 12-14, 2014)

Table, a duet by Dan Wild and Apple, a quartet by Shannon Litzenberger for Everyday Marvels by Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance for the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival (May 31 2014).

mountain girl a co-choreographed solo with Susan Kendal

Barries’s Winterfest (Februrary 2,2014), Lab Cab Festival (September 18-19, 2010), Alderney Landing Theatre, Halifax NS (September 2, 2010),  D2D Festival (August 21-22, 2010),   Series 8:08 (April 24, 2010)

Table, a duet by Dan Wild and Apple, a quartet by Shannon Litzenberger for Everyday Marvels by Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013

what goes between by Tracey Norman, part of “no permanent answers”, a split bill with Angela Blumberg for Toronto’s Fringe Festival (July 2013)

the space between choreography by Aviva Fleising, text by Jason Rothery, music by Tatjana Cornij (June 19-22, 2013)

Sacre Bleu by Susan Cash for York University’s Rite Redux (April 18-20, 2013)

apple film by Ken Cunningham (November 2012)

More and more, but less… by Kate Hilliard in collaboration with Brittany Duggan, musician Josh Van Tassel and designer Gram Schmalz

A ten-hour performance installation as part of Culture Days at hub 14 (September 29-30, 2012)

Cafe Ta-Da MW2 choreography by Jenny-Anne McCowan; The Distillery District’s DADA ReBoot program for Nuit Blanche (September 29, 2012)

Boardwalk choreography by Colleen Snell, costume and design by Noelle Hamlyn for Port Credit Buskerfest (August 18-19, 2012)

un choreography by Brittany Duggan and Krista Posyniak; a work-in-progress showing at Series 8:08 (April, 2012)

Mayfly choreography by Brittany Duggan

A three-part dance work for Toronto’s Fringe Festival (July 6-17, 2011)

Mayfly: stage subimago choreography by Brittany Duggan

The Creative Republic’s THIS IS DANCE (January, 21-22, 2011), D 3 Branded with Parahumans Dance Theatre (April 8-9, 2011)

Une soirée Chagall — a Westbury Production

Creative and conceptual direction by Thom Soloski, choreography by Jenny-Anne McCowan(December 4, 2010)

60×60  – sixty choreographers in sixty minutes, The Music Gallery (November 20, 2010)

The River Peace by Thomas and Guinevere, Nuit Blanche (October 2, 2010)

Build It and They Will Come – with Parahumans Dance Theatre (March 21-22, 2010), artistic director: Dave Wilson

In Case of Fire – with Kaeja d’Dance (December 3, 2009)

FreshBlood – with the Chimera Project (October 29, 2009), choreography by Jasmyn Fyffe

move by Peggy Baker,  Nuit Blanche (October 3, 2009)

The Ballad of Silo and Roy directed by John Greyson, choreography by Darcey Callison, Bravo!FACT (July 2009)

At York University:

Sketching Infinity by  Tracey Norman, Lux (May 27, 2009)

The Musical by Suzanne Carte-Blanchenot, choreography by Sky Fairchild-Waler at Toronto Alernative Arts Fashion Week  (April 21, 2009)

Interlock – choreography by Susan Cash, Susan Lee, Ali Smith andCatalina Fellay, (April 2-4, 2009)

50+50 York In Concert – choreography by Debra Brown (March 28, 2009)

Path by Susan Cash for Dance Ontario Weekend(Jan 23, 2009)

Dance Innovations, Spring Loaded – artistic directors: Julia Sasso and Terril Maguire, choreography by Ruth Madden and Laura Bolender (May 7-9, 2009)

Connecete(n)d by Shani Karni(May 2008) University of Chichester

As a member of Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre:

Interdigitations by Heidi Strauss and Darryl Tracy. Centre Shift (June 2007)

Nowell Sing We and Les Belles Heures by Carol Anderson. Wintersong (December 2006)


CHOREOGRAPHY / CREATION

it’s that time of year (or, lean on me) – directed by Brittany Duggan and Sky Fairchild-Waller. Presented at the Huntclub Gallery, Toronto (December 2014) and for KÜNSTLERFORUM BONN, curated by Boris Nieslony in Cologne, Germany (February 2015)

she.d  – a self-choreographed solo with cellist Kailyn Winick; dramaturgy by Sky Fairchild-Waller and Susan Kendal. Work-in-progress showing at Series 8:08 (April 2014) and premiere at Edmonton’s NextFest (June 12-14, 2014)

Hooked – dancefilm, produced by Peter Harvey 

un – a duet-in-progress choreographed by Brittany Duggan and Krista Posyniak

Two tent installations for The Encampment  – a Thomas & Guinevere project at Fort York, The Encampment was commissioned by the Luminato Festival of Toronto and the City of Toronto, for the War of 1812 Bicentennial. (2012)

Let You Shine – choreography and costume for music video by Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll

Where We Go – ten minute solo for dancer Susan Kendal, co-choreographed with Krista Posyniak (2011)

Mayfly: Naiad – five minute solo with costume by Susan Kendal; Subimago (previously premiered); MayDAY – seven minute duet with dancer Julie Grant, costume by choreographer and Susan Kendal

Mayfly: stage subimago – eight minute solo choreographed by Brittany Duggan with Susan Kendal as outside eye and costume and design by Berkeley Poole

mountain girl – fifteen minute solo co-choreographed with Susan Kendal (2010)

(Un)common Ground – ten minute duet co-choreographed with Andrea Lithgow (2010)

Efflorescence – seven minute solo (2008)

A Slice of Life Story – five minute trio (2007)


SELECT DANCE TRAINING / WORKSHOPS

Series 8:08 – ongoing alternative technique classes and workshops. Teachers to date have included: Louise Lecavalier, Sasha Ivanochko, Benno Voorham, Keith Hennessy, Heidi Strauss, Gerry Trentham, Denise Fujiwara.

Dancemakers Scholarship – winter 2012 – with teachers Michael Trent, Kate Holden, Heidi Strauss, Peggy Baker, Darryl Tracey, Bonnie Kim and Jo Leslie.

AHHA Winter Intensive with Marc Boivin for contemporary technique, and Andrew Harwood and Chris Aiken for contact improvisation, improvisation and performance. (Jan 3 – 9, 2011) Montreal QB

EDAP 2010 with Ame Henderson (July 26-31, 2010) Toronto ON

Toronto Dance Community Love-In with Justine Chambers (2010), Ruth Douthwright (2010), Kelly Keenan (2010-2013), Stephen Thompson (2010)

Doug Varone and Dancers Summer Workshop 2009, Purchase College, NY

Technique, repertory and phrase work with Doug Varone and company members: Julia Burrer, Daniel Charron, Ryan Corriston, Natalie Desch, Erin Owen, Alex Springer, Eddie Taketa and Netta Yerushalmy. Irene Dowd conditioning with Peggy Baker.

Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, Toronto ON (2006-2007)

Limon technique with Donna Krasnow and Ballet with Bob McCullum and Artistic Director Deborah Lundmark. Guest instructors included: Daniel Belanger, Johanna Bergfeldt, Susie Burpee, Jordana Deveau, Danny Grossman, Sasha Ivanochko, Ilara Lopes, Kenny Pearl and Darryl Tracy.


TEACHING

Rosedale Kids (2013–2014) – creative movement

Davis Studio of Dance (2010–2013 ) Whitby ON – adult and teen contemporary dance technique

Mooredale Community Centre with Interplay – creative movement (2011–2012)

Cecchetti Society of Canada’s Ontario workshop at the National Ballet School of Canada (February &  November 2011)

McMaster University (2010–2012) Hamilton ON – contemporary dance technique and choreography

The Early Dance Centre (2011) Toronto ON – introductory ballet

The Dance Gallery (2009) Kamloops BC – RAD ballet and contemporary dance technique


Member of:

Canadian Dance Assembly
CWA Canada Associate
CiTR Radio
Communication Workers of America
Dance Critics Association
Dancer Transition Resource Centre

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