Megan Andrews, PhD, CMA, is a dance artist/scholar, educator and writer/editor, working across theory and practice in dance, somatics and performance. As a performer, Megan has worked with many independent choreographers across Canada and is currently developing a solo repertoire. She has published articles and essays in scholarly and journalistic publications and is on faculty in the Dance Department at York University and in the Musical Theatre program at Sheridan College. Megan holds a PhD in Communication and Cultural Studies, is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, and is also certified instructor of 3D Workout™, a somatics-based conditioning practice. As the founder and founding editor of The Dance Current, Megan led and developed editorial for both print and online platforms from May 1998 through June 2011. She also served as publisher from May 1998 through December 2013, directing organizational and business strategies, and growing the company from a local, grassroots newsletter to a national, multi-platform media entity. From 2013 through 2016, she held the position of Executive Director and subsequently moved into the position of Director: Education and Special Projects.
As the school year comes to a close, The Dance Current reports on the Pulse Ontario Dance Conference held in May in North Bay. Dance is part of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s mandated curriculum and our executive director, Megan Andrews, asks “How is dance happening in public schools?”Posted June 30, 2014
Against a backdrop of daily student protests and nightly casseroles gatherings, the sixth edition of the Festival TransAmériques (FTA) unfurled recently at various downtown Montréal venues.Posted June 23, 2012
Reflecting on the experience of the past thirteen years creating and running "The Dance Current" is honestly overwhelming.Posted April 29, 2011
Over the last twenty years, you have established your company as a force on the Canadian scene. You have also managed to maintain a family life, as a couple and as parents of two daughters.Posted March 30, 2011
Jo Leslie works with Jacinte Giroux as choreographer and rehearsal director. They have a close working relationship and an intuitive way of communicating.Posted January 31, 2011
Three major policy and research projects around dance are currently being rolled out across the country. The Regroupement québécois de la danse’s Master Plan, the Canadian Dance Assembly’s I Love Dance/j’aime la danse campaign and the Canada Council for the Arts Dance Office’s Mapping Dance Project all seek to achieve a better understanding of Canadian dance culture in order to describe it, protect it and promote it.