The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they have found it.
Authorized by Master teacher Til Thiele (former teacher/principal of the Mary
Wigman School/Berlin) to teach Body Wisdom, Dance, Improvisation and Composition
Certified Sensory Awareness Leader/Charlotte Selver, California
Principal Movement Teacher: George Brown Theatre School/Toronto
Teacher/coach: The Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
Founding Member: The Cassandra Project
During my dance/movement studies I came across the book The Body Has Its Reasons by Thérèse Bertherat. While reading the book I thought: “here is someone teaching like my teachers!” I was pleasantly surprised when I met Judith Koltai at the National Voice Intensive in 1990 to learn that Judith had studied with Thérèse. I was also struck by the relationship of the work to my own studies. I recognized in Judith a teacher on the same path but further on the path than I. I wanted my students to have the opportunity to meet and work with her and so I invited Judith to come to Toronto to do a workshop. This initial invitation turned into a long time collegial relationship of student/colleague/friend. After several years the workshop format evolved into the development of the Masterclass, which I have attended and administrated for many years. I continue to be a participant of The Masterclass of Embodied Practice® and for the last two years have been a supporting member.
My original interest in movement came from a love of dance and a desire to become more conscious in my life. While a member of the Masterclass I studied Sensory Awareness with Charlotte Selver and The Discipline of Authentic Movement with Janet Adler. I have taught at George Brown Theatre School in Toronto for 26 years and am recognized as a pioneer in developing movement work specifically oriented toward the need of actors and theatre professionals. As well, I teach independently outside of the college and offer classes and workshops for the general public. The principles and practice of the work of Embodied Practice® continue to form, inform and give meaning to both my professional and personal life.