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Megan Andrews

Founding Editor & Director: Education and Special Projects

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. 

Megan Andrews' Work

Forging Connections in and Through Dance Education

Pulse Ontario Dance Conference By Megan Andrews

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?”

 
Feet First

Feet First: We've landed!

By Megan Andrews

Celebrate Canadian dance and dancers with us as we launch our brand new website!

 

The Dance Current Reader Survey Report

Shaping our Organizational Transition By Megan Andrews

A great big thank you to everyone who took our marathon survey in the fall.

 

Collaborate or Perish 

By Kathleen Smith, Philip Szporer, Megan Andrews, Kaija Pepper Festival TransAmériques 2012 ROSAS, Anne-Teresa de Keersmaeker, Clara Furey & Benoît Lachambre, Animals of Distinction, Le Carré des Lombes, Mélanie Demers

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.

 
In the Studio | En Studio

Susie Burpee: The Contours of Character

By Megan Andrews

Susie Burpee creates “fully human characters, struggling for connection” (The Toronto Star).

 

Train of Thought

Candid Reflections from Publisher/Founding Editor Megan Andrews By Megan Andrews

Reflecting on the experience of the past thirteen years creating and running "The Dance Current" is honestly overwhelming.

 
In the Studio | En Studio

Kaeja d'Dance: Past Future: Kaeja d'Dance at 20 years

By Megan Andrews

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.

 
In the Studio | En Studio

Jacinte Giroux and Jo Leslie

By Megan Andrews, David Gaubiac

Jo Leslie works with Jacinte Giroux as choreographer and rehearsal director. They have a close working relationship and an intuitive way of communicating.

Master Plans

Charting Canadian Dance By Megan Andrews, Brittany Duggan, Philip Szporer

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.

Editorial

By Kathleen Smith, Megan Andrews

Striving for Articulate Expressions: Notes from Kathleen Smith and Megan Andrews

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