Anne Dion

Interim Assistant Editor

Anne Dion is a Toronto-based writer/editor continuing her dance education at City Dance Corps. With a background in cultural studies and modern literature, Dion brings her passion for communications and publishing with her to The Dance Current. She joined The Dance Current’s team in 2018 through the practicum program at Ryerson University where she completed an MA in modern literature. Before moving to Toronto, Dion lived in Montréal where she earned her BA in cultural studies and world cinema from McGill University in 2017. During that time, Dion became the Head Editor of Slate, McGill’s undergraduate film journal, and took on the role of VP Journals, overseeing the operations of all English department publications. Her dance background goes back to her early childhood, with a focus on contemporary and ballet. From 2010 to 2012, she studied contemporary dance under Emma Portner at Leeming Danceworks in Ottawa. Dion has been an Editor for PACE Magazine since 2017 and she is the current Poetry Editor for Toronto’s White Wall Review. Her work has been published in both Ottawa Life Magazine and PACE.  

Anne Dion's Work


Splintering History By Anne Dion

Shale Wagman

On the Ground

Hands On

By Anne Dion

What if our first impression of someone was through touch alone? Dance-filmmaker Marites Carino has put aside her camera in order to answer that question. Her newest project, HANDSHACK, is an interactive installation that sets up a blind “hand date” between strangers, a handshake turned improvised pas de deux.

On the Ground

Brought to Life

By Anne Dion

This October, Alberta Ballet is bringing a legend to life with their production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Preparing for his first horror ballet, Jean Grand-Maître spoke to The Dance Current about honing the details of the production.


A legend reborn By Anne Dion

Some say that, with Frankenstein, Mary Shelley created the first myth since the ancient Greeks. The legendary tale has been reproduced ad infinitum, but the Alberta Ballet’s upcoming production will be something we’ve never seen before: a Frankenstein set in modern day.


Reaching Out By Anne Dion

The interactive installation that’s shaking up the handshake


Chasing imagination By Anne Dion

Daria Mikhaylyuk


Comfort and Newness By Anne Dion

This summer, Dance Victoria is bringing back their annual Choreographic Lab, now in its third iteration.