Writer and curator Sarah Todd is our new online regional editor based in Vancouver. Currently the media arts curator for the Western Front arts centre in Vancouver, Sarah is just as enthusiastic about dance as she is about visual and media arts and the curatorial practices she studied at OCAD in Toronto and at the University of British Columbia. “I was a real bunhead as a kid,” she explains, “class every day after school. My mom would take me to see dance performances – Les Ballets Jazz, Menaka Thakkar, Margie Gillis – which really planted the seed. After graduation, while debating whether I should be a cruise-ship showgirl or a dance undergrad, I injured myself badly enough to make neither of those options possible. I ended up in art school, but I have never stopped coming back to the body as a way to think things through.” Sarah believes that Vancouver punches above its weight in terms of the volume and quality of dance artists, events and audiences: “It’s a city with an incredible dance history and that lineage is really being pushed by increasingly compelling artists and initiatives.” Read Sarah’s column Motion Studio.