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

Compagnie Marie Chouinard receives Arts Achievement Award

La Compagnie Marie Chouinard is the 2010 recipient of The Imperial Tobacco Canada Foundation's Arts Achievement Award. The award r...

Chan Hon Goh new director of Goh Ballet Academy

Chan Hon Goh, former principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, has been appointed the new director of Vancouver’s Goh B…

Ontario Dance Platform 2010

Community Cultural Impresarios (CCI), Ontario’s Presenting Network, recently announced its Ontario Dance Platform project, a curat…

Culture Days Festival 2010

Culture Days, a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement that aims to raise the awareness and participation of Canadians in …

Recent Awards in Dance: Édouard Lock and Helen Husak

Édouard Lock, founder of Montréal’s La La La Human Steps, and Calgary-based dancer Helen Husak are recent recipients of Canadian a…

Room named in honour of Iro Valaskakis-Tembeck

A new multi-function room at Montréal’s future Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural Centre has been named in honour of late dance artist, …

NBS to perform in The Hague

Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) will perform in The Hague at the Lucent Danstheater on May 22nd, 2010, as part of the 65th anniversary celebrations of the liberation of The Netherlands at the end of World War II.


The Aesthetic of Cool 

By Samantha Mehra Sankofa Ballet Creole

It was closing night of Ballet Creole’s Sankofa, fifteen minutes until curtain time, and still a cavalcade of theatregoers were vying for tickets.

NBS and Aszure Barton launch artistic mentorship

Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) recently announced the creation of a mentorship program with New York-based choreographer an…

Delia Brett wins Trial & Eros raffle

Montreal’s dance-theatre company Trial & Eros recently held a raffle with an unusual first prize.