Laban/Bartenieff & Somatic Studies International

Faculty

Janet Kaylo - bio. email.

Nadine Saxton - bio. email.

Susan Cash - bio. email.

Donna Redlick - bio. email.

Charlotte Darbyshire - bio. email.


Nadine Saxton
MA, CMA, RSMT, CST, Dip.Psych

Nadine Saxton headshot Feb 2015.jpgNadine holds an MA in Dance from York University, and completed her CMA training in Montreal at UQAM under the direction of Peter Madden (with Janet Kaylo) in 1996. She trained in Labanotation at University of Waterloo and at Ohio State University, including drafting the full score of Anna Blewchamps reconstruction of Gweneth Lloyd’s “The Wise Virgins”. She is co-author of the book “Toronto Dance Theatre 1968-1998 Stages in a Journey”. She was faculty at York University, Toronto, for over ten years, teaching Labanotation, Movement Analysis, Ballet, and Movement for non-dance majors. 

 

Nadine is a registered Somatic Movement Therapist with ISMETA, and a Certified CranioSacral therapist with advanced standing in the Upledger Institute training. She continues to work annually as a Certified Teaching Assistant with the Upledger Institute.

 

Nadine holds a Diploma in Existential Integrative Psychotherapy, and maintains a busy private practice as a Somatic Psychotherapist where she offers a uniquely personalized approach utilizing CranioSacral therapy, movement analysis, and psychotherapy. Her current research involves applying somatic work to facilitate the healing of trauma, and teaching of empathy through kinesthetic attunement for psychotherapists.  

 

Nadine has been core faculty for Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies International (LSSI) since its inception, including the first Certificate program at York University directed by Janet Kaylo.

 

Nadine runs regular workshops in Toronto in Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Experiential Anatomy. She designed the first Experiential Anatomy Course at Ryerson University, and continues to break ground cross-fertilizing Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis with theatre training, ice-skating, Pilates, yoga and psychotherapy.

 

She has presented at the annual Yoga Conference on Developmental Movement and Yoga, Organ Support for Movement, Introduction to Somatics, and CranioSacral Therapy techniques for Yoga Instructors. She presented Shape Flow Breath Support for movement at the Healthy Dancer Conference in October 2013. Nadine blogs regularly on the topic of embodied living and is conducting research for a book on Somatics.

Susan Cash

MA, CMA

Susan Cash is a contemporary dance artist and educator. As a graduate of LIMS New York, Susan has been applying her knowledge as a Certified Movement Analyst in a variety of applications with dance students and clients, to both assist rehabilitation and to enhance performance. She has worked at a clinic for musicians with Dr. John Chong at the Sir William Osler Health Institute, Centre for Human Performance and Health Promotion in Hamilton; and at Health Focus in Toronto, with former dancer, now chiropractor Anita Shack. Susan has worked as a CMA at Stonegate Community Health Centre for family physician Dr. Anne Madigan. She is movement coach for rock bands, and choreographic consultant for many independent choreographers in Toronto.


As an independent dancer and choreographer in the professional program at Toronto Dance Theatre, Susan formed her own company Cash and Company Dance to facilitate the production and presentation of her work. She has toured and performed her dances across Canada and in the United States. "Aquapella", a moving-site performance work of ‘new dance diving in with new music’, has been performed by opera companies and dance companies alike. Susan was commissioned by Dancemakers to create "Body Space Desire" and Canadian Children's Dance Susan CashTheatre has performed her signature work "The Bach Piece" in many countries including China. Her dances have been performed in traditional theatres and unusual venues, most often accompanied by new music scores. Much like Susan herself, her work has been described as ‘refined, elegant and quirky, with a dry wit’.

 

Airing on Bravo T.V. presently is a contemporary “Dying Swan” directed by filmmaker Vickie Fagan and choreographed by Susan. On faculty at York University's Department of Dance, Susan teaches composition and is Artistic Director of the York Dance Ensemble. One of her chapters on solo choreographers with co-writer Holly Small has been published in “Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories” published by Dance Collection Danse. Her paper ‘Moving Space – Making Place’ which she presented at the Laban Festival in Bratislava, Slovakia appears in the conference proceedings: Laban & Performing Arts published by the Ministry of Culture of Slovak Republic. In previous years Susan has been Artist-in-Residence at the University of Waterloo. She is creative facilitator, dance dramaturge, mentor and choreographic consultant to numerous artists and dancers in the community. her Masters thesis included research on ‘space and place’ choreographing moving-site performance works in public places.

 

Susan was core faculty on the first Ontario, Canadian CMA program, directed by Janet Kaylo and hosted by York University, and on the following LSSI Certificate programs at Ryerson University, and guest on the program in Vancouver, BC. She is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Dance Department at York University, Toronto, Ontario.

Donna Redlick

MA, CMA, RSME

Donna Redlick headshot.jpgDonna Redlick holds an MA in Dance Creative Practice, with a focus on Somatic Studies, from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK. Her thesis research, focused on sensing in performance and a post-structural approach to dance, was presented at the Somatic Dance Conference in Brockport, New York, summer 2013. She works as a contemporary dance choreographer, dance educator, and Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) in Vancouver, B.C. She is a graduate of the first Toronto LIMS®-endorsed CMA program, hosted by York University, under the direction of Janet Kaylo. Donna also holds a Diploma in Dance Teacher Training from Grant MacEwan College of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan.

 

Donna became core faculty for LSSI's CMA program in the Vancouver, BC program in 2008.  She has over 25 years of teaching experience that include 23 years at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (SCA), where she was Artistic Advisor for the dance program, Artistic Director of Continuum Dance Company (which she founded as a venue for adults returning to dance) and Artistic Director for the Youth In Motion Dance Company. At SCA, Donna designed modern dance curricula for youth, developing a thriving creative dance program for children and young people. She has also taught for the MainDance Bridging Program, as an artist in residence for the Vancouver School Board, and as a professional development teacher for a various school boards in the lower mainland area. She currently teaches as a sessional instructor for Simon Fraser University at the School of Contemporary Arts.

 

As an independent choreographer, Donna has presented in numerous venues and festivals.  In 1998 she formed her own company, Donna Redlick Dance and in 2004 presented her first full length show “(re)calling memory”. Her piece “Sometimes it never leaves your skin” was presented in London, UK at the Open Space International Workshop Festival in 2008. “The Space Between”, presented at the Dancing on the Edge Festival in 2011, was described by writer and reviewer Kaija Pepper as ‘dance as philosophical speculation’. Donna’s current project “Body as Site”, in collaboration with architect Rui Nunes, involves dance and installation as a performance event created for gallery spaces and open spaces.  She is a grant recipient from both the Canada Council and the BC Arts Council.

 

In addition to teaching for LSSI on European programs, currently Donna is freelancing in the Vancouver area, offering classes in contemporary dance, dance improvisation, and dance education integrating Laban Movement Analysis. She runs Introductory, pre-requisite Courses for Certificate training in Movement Analysis and Somatic Practice, and works as a Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME) in her private studio, coaching and assisting dancers to find full body integration and personal movement expression.

 

At SCA, Donna designed modern dance curricula for youth, developing a thriving creative dance program for children and young people. Donna has also taught in the MainDance Bridging Program, Vancouver’s three year professional contemporary training program.  She has taught Movement Analysis as a sessional instructor for Simon Fraser University, been an artist in residence for the Vancouver School Board, and a guest with the Burnaby School Board.  Donna runs the Dance Teacher Summer Intensive at SCA, offering annual professional development opportunities which focus on utilising LMA/BF in creative movement and contemporary dance for students of all ages.

As an independent choreographer, Donna has presented in numerous venues and festivals in the Vancouver area since 1993. In 1998 she formed her own company, Donna Redlick Dance and in 2004 presented her first full length show “(re)calling memory”.  She has also been commissioned by Maindance to create solo works for their third year Bridging Program; and is the recipient of Canada Council and BC Arts Council Grants.

 

In addition to teaching for LSSI on European programs, currently Donna is freelancing in the Vancouver area, offering classes in contemporary dance, and workshops in dance education.  She runs Introductory, pre-requisite Courses for Certificate training in Laban Movement Analysis and Somatic Practice,  and works as a Movement Specialist in her private studio, coaching and assisting dancers to find full body integration and personal movement expression.

Charlotte Darbyshire 

darby.jpgCharlotte is an independent dance artist and teacher.  She was a Dance Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Dance Theatre Programme at Trinity Laban from 2000-2011, teaching Experiential Anatomy into Contemporary Technique, Choreography and Performance.  She was also Component Leader for these subjects. She supervises BA and MA dissertations at Trinity Laban and London School of Contemporary Dance, where she designed and led a 3rd year elective: ‘Investigating Inclusive Practice’; and 2nd year ‘Fundamental Teaching Practice’. She is involved in on-going practical research into inclusive and creative approaches to dance practice for disabled and non-disabled students, and has led related teacher-training workshops and lectures.

 

Charlotte was a founding member of CandoCo Dance Company, touring and teaching internationally from 1994-1999.  She performed works by Siobhan Davies, Emilyn Cloid, Adam Benjamin, Guilherme Bothelo of Compagnie Alias, Annabel Arden and Jos Houben of Theatre du Complicite  and was instrumental in the development of their integrated Education Programme.

 

Charlotte has also performed for Ricochet Dance Productions, Carol Brown, Aletta Collins, Company Q, Company Pyke and Dog Kennel Hill Project. She makes her own work including dance for camera. She was Assistant Choreographer on Alison Murry’s feature film, ‘Mouth to Mouth’ and won an award at The Place for her first short film: ‘Taut’, commissioned by Channel 4, 2001.

 

Charlotte Darbyshire.jpg

Charlotte trained with with Linda Hartley in ‘Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy’ an ISMETA-approved programme, and is working with Deborah Hay, on the performance of ‘At Once’ – the Deborah Hay Solo Commissioning Project. In 2014 she co-created and performed a duet with Henrietta Hal (ofDog Kennel Hill Project) for Matthew Darbyshire’s solo show/installation for Shipley Art Gallery, in Gateshead and Bloomberg Gallery, London. Charlotte is the UK ‘mentor’ for IDOCDE (International Documentation of Contemporary Dance Education), whose aim is to document best practice of contemporary dance education and to make it more available, as a tool for dance educators, and as a database for research via the IDOCDE website.  She is founding and practicing member of La Traversee in northern France.


 

Former Program Faculty and Guests:

Trisha Bauman          Leslie Bishko        Susan Cash          Janet Kaylo          Anna Kemble      Warren Lamb     Amy Matthews    

Danielle McCulloch   Cheryl Prophet    Donna Redlick      Nadine Saxton     Beverly Stokes    Dianne Woodruff 

 

 

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