Lisa Doolittle


Lisa Doolittle is a dancer, choreographer, writer and professor at the University of Lethbridge. Currently focussing on community-engaged arts, she is applying performance methods in health promotion projects in Malawi.  

Lisa Doolittle's Work

It Never Stopped!

Blackfoot Dancing in Canada By Lisa Doolittle, Anne Flynn

“Through multiple historical moments, we notice First Nations dancing that both destabilizes and supports power structures constructed on rigid foundations of ‘race’, ‘whiteness’ and ‘indigenousness’ as Canada continuously re-imagines diversity and the place of indigenous peoples inside it.” Dance researchers Lisa Doolittle and Anne Flynn share their research into the relationship between First Nations dance and Canadian cultural policy. Excerpts from interviews with Blackfoot dancers offer first-person perspectives on the experience and significance of dancing.

Dancing the Issues Together

Research Reflections By Lisa Doolittle

Researcher Lisa Doolittle shares some of her personal revelations resulting from this research.