Photo Shoot with Elli Garlin

A few weeks ago I teamed up with the super talented photographer and wonderful friend of mine Elli Garlin to do some new shots for the portfolio. You know you need an update when your most recent headshots show you with short blonde hair! Needles to say we had so much fun and I am in love with her work. You’ll notice that the website has been updated to showcase many of the awesome photos we created together. Below are a few of my absolute favourites! 
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Kojira at The Toronto Fringe!

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We are less than two weeks away until opening night for Random Acts of Dance’s show Kojira at the Toronto Fringe Festival! Have you gotten your tickets yet? The Fringe is always so much fun and we are all so looking forward to being a part of it! We are presenting a triple bill of dance performances including two quartets; one choreographed by each of RAD’s artistic directors, Liisa Smith and Julie Grant, as well as a solo work choreographed and performed by Julie.

You have SEVEN opportunities to catch the show:

Friday July 3 @ 5:45pm
Saturday July 4 @ 5:15pm
Tuesday July 7 @ 9:00pm
Wednesday July 8 @ 12:00pm
Thursday July 9 @ 11:00pm
Saturday July 11 @ 5:45pm
Sunday July 12 @ 5:15pm

If you sadly won’t be able to attend, but would love to still offer support, please considering donating to our CanadaHelps fundraising campaign. For every donation received we are entered in a chance to win $10,000 (imagine the show we could create with THAT!)

Healthy Dancer Canada’s 6th Annual Conference

999471_10153230122610714_2122329437_nA healthy dancer is a happy dancer and, in my eyes, the only way to stay healthy is to stay educated!

Dancers, educators and health practitioners are invited to a day of dance health learning at Healthy Dancer Canada’s 6th Annual Conference on Sunday October 6th taking place at the Dancemakers Centre in Toronto, ON. The theme of this year’s conference is Dancer Health and Wellness: the Art and Science RevealedIt is going to be a great day filled with interesting lectures, fun filled workshops, engaging talks, beautiful dancing and probably a bit of an information overload. It is bound to be a fantastic day filled with invaluable information.

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Venez danser avec moi cet été/Comme Dance With Me This Summer (en français)!

Did you know that the Harbourfront Centre is running french summer camps during the month of July? Did you know that I will be the director of the french dance camp? Well, it’s happening! The camps are being run in collaboration with Collège Boréal and will be taking place in the heart of downtown Toronto. All programming will be run entirely in french and facilitated by a stellar group of staff.

We would love to have you join us at Dance camp, Creative Arts camp, Discovery camp, Young Authors camp or Young Journalists camp! Personally, I would love to see you at Dance camp with me, but I’d be just as happy to know you were hanging out with the directors from any of the other camps. But incase you just aren’t sure which camp you want to attend here is a sneak peak of what my dancing campers and I will be getting up to this summer:

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Helping Make Play Safer

My mom is a pretty awesome person. I’ve sung her praises before. One of the most recent awesome things she has done is to band together with my aunt to start their own company. Three cheers for entrepreneurship! What’s even more amazing is the business they have decided to create: a gluten free, allergy friendly play dough called Giggles Fun Dough.

You may be wondering why play dough needs to be so free of allergens, kids just play with it right? But we all know that anything that goes on a kids’ hands also goes in their mouth. Everything must be tasted as far as children are concerned. So they have created a dough that is free of corn, dairy, eggs, fish, gluten, mustard, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, sulphites, tree nuts, and wheat. There are also no artificial dyes or perfumes used in the product and the production facility is latex free. This way all kids can get messy, and stick their hands in their mouths.

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