Samantha Mehra



Samantha Mehra is a member of the Society for Canadian Dance Studies (SCDS), the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS), and the Canadian Dance Assembly. In addition to teaching, writing, dancing, and presenting research, her work has appeared in The Dance Current, Dance Collection Danse Magazine, The Canadian Encyclopedia Online, and is published in Oxford University’s Forum for Modern Language Studies. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Dance History and Heritage at York University, Toronto, and is Founder of InkThink! Media Services. 

Samantha Mehra's Work


Canada celebrates its first National Dance Week

On April 22nd, Canada began a celebration of its first National Dance Week, an initiative made possible by the Canadian Dance Asse...

Short Waves

By Kaija Pepper, Jacqueline Hansen, Samantha Mehra

Farewell to Writer Leland Windreich (1926-2012); 2012 Walter Carsen Award to Menaka Thakkar; Ballet BC’s New Executive Director Branislav Henselmann

Short Waves

By Amy Bowring, Jaimée Horn, Samantha Mehra

CCA adopts critical business plan; Youth dance conference brings Ontarians together; Canada celebrates its first National Dance Week

Short Waves

By Samantha Mehra, Jacqueline Hansen, Cindy Brett

Candace Loubert 1947-2011; Celebrating touring, birthdays and legacies [Ballet Jörgen Canada; Compagnie Marie Chouinard; Lola MacLaughlin]; Jeanne Holmes appointed artistic producer of CDF

Canadian dance studies society adopts new name

The Canadian Society for Dance Studies/La Société canadienne d'études en danse (CSDS/SCDD) recently changed its name in order to b...


Candace Loubert (1947-2011)

Candace Loubert, co-founder of Les Ateliers de danse moderne de Montréal Inc. (LADMMI), died on October 28th, 2011. Loubert co-fou...

New book on contemporary Indian dance

Palgrave Macmillan recently published Contemporary Indian Dance: New Creative Choreography in India and the Diaspora, writt...

Toronto Heritage Dance showcases Canadian choreographers

In celebration of Canadian dance's vibrant past and present, Toronto Heritage Dance recently showcased the work of six eminent Can...

SWAP IT! event aims to satisfy community's needs

On September 25th, the first SWAP IT!, an arts resource-sharing event hosted by The Alliance of Independent Mid-Career Dance Creat...

FTA names new co-executive and administrative director

Festival TransAmériques (FTA) recently announced the appointment of Christine Bouchard as co-executive and administrative director…