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Deanne Kearney

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Deanne Kearney was born in Toronto, ON, She began dancing at the age of thirteen in the Regional Arts Dance program at Cawthra Park Secondary School studying ballet, modern and musical theatre. She then went on to York University’s BFA dance program. During her studies at York, she has taught at a variety of dance studios in Mississauga, Toronto and Montreal; including Kids in Dance studio for the past four years. She was an editorial intern with The Dance Current magazine; as well as an intern with OIP Dance Centre. She is a research assistant to Dr. Mary Fogarty, studying the areas of hip hop dance and breaking. In the past she has performed/choreographed for York Dances – Apples and Oranges, Dance Innovations Counter:Point, the MFA show So Far and the Playground Festival in 2013 and 2014. This year she started her own blog interviewing urban dance artists of Toronto. Check it out at wordupto.ca. She was chosen in 2014 as one of two archive and engagement interns for Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, where she will live this summer for three months and be a part of the amazing internationally acclaimed festival. 

Deanne Kearney's Work

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Happily Ever After

By Deanne Kearney

The Sleeping Beauty has been performed by The National Ballet of Canada in 1972, 1987, 2006 and excitingly now in 2015.

Genée International Ballet Competition

Hosted in London this September, 2015, the RAD announces new bursaries for the Genée International Ballet Competition

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Review

By Deanne Kearney

With 146 bodies involved both on- and offstage in The National Ballet of Canada’s (NBoC) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the production is certainly quite magnificent in size and creation.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Madness Ensues at the Ballet

By Deanne Kearney

The ballet is not a biography of Nijinsky’s life per se, nor does it unfold in chronological order. It begins with Nijinsky’s last performance on January 19, 1919, when Nijinsky danced publicly for the last time and called his performance a “Wedding with God.”

 
On the Ground

The Future of Dance’s Past

By Deanne Kearney

With American Ballet Theatre handing over their archival materials to the Library of Congress, it brings up the question of how well Canada is doing in documenting its dance past.

 
On the Ground

Canada’s Past and Present at Jacob’s Pillow

By Deanne Kearney

Dee Kearney writes about her experience interning at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival this summer.

 
On the Ground

Is Toronto Ready for Hip Hop Theatre?

By Deanne Kearney

What happens when you ask a group of street dancers to dance like peanut butter? While Victoria “VicVersa” Mackenzie shouts “smooth or crunchy?”, Lee “Lethal” Pham lays down and starts munching on the most amazing imaginary sandwich he has eaten in his life. Deanne Kearney reports on Open Art Surgery by Breaking Conventions in Toronto.

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