Janelle Hardy


Janelle Hardy is a bodyworker and well-rounded creative artist, who works in the fields of dance, painting, photography and writing, most recently presenting a solo exhibition at the Yukon Art Centre Public Art Gallery autumn of 2012. Originally from the far north of Canada, Whitehorse, in the Yukon Territory, she is currently based in the Cowichan Valley Warmlands - Duncan, on Vancouver Island. Janelle works as a Hellerwork Structural Integration practitioner, using myofascial release and movement lessons to bring people into alignment. 

Learn more: janellehardy.com and timetorealign.com  


Janelle Hardy's Work

Studio Now

By Janelle Hardy

Leaping Feats Creative Dancworks in Whitehorse – Dance in Yukon Territory

Making Waves

By Janelle Hardy

Michelle Olson is harvesting the fruits of her history

Presenters and Artists

Support and Power By Aimee Dawn Robinson, Janelle Hardy

Trust and risk, control and funding. Presenters navigate a challenging terrain between artists and audiences. Here, they share their views on artists development and the power to choose.


Intertwining Difference 

By Janelle Hardy “Uqquaq, The Shelter” Geneviève Pepin, Laurentio Q. Arnatsiaq

After purchasing tickets, we stand in the hot sun in an alleyway outside an abandoned warehouse next to the Boys and Girls Club in downtown Whitehorse. As the first sounds of music snake out from under the closed doors, we are let into the building. Entering a dark cavernous room, our attention focusses on the floor-level stage, set in the round, with a row of chairs on each of four sides.

Arts & Culture

the right of every child By Janelle Hardy

According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, every child has the right to “participate fully in cultural and artistic life”. Does Canada measure up? One of many community consultations worldwide leading up to the March UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education, the December 2005 Youth Consultation on Arts and Learning in Ottawa put this statement on the table.

Turn Your Partner: Do-Si-Do

the Mt. Lorne barn dances By Janelle Hardy

Stating that, “There can never be art without community, or community without art”, writer Janelle Hardy argues for an expansion of the definition of art and the inclusion of the Mt. Lorne barn dances within this broader definition.

Making Waves

By Janelle Hardy

Ilona Dougherty: action through art