Dance Media Group Thanks Jillian Groening and Announces New Staff

TORONTO, ON– Dance Media Group/ Group Danse Media (DMG), publisher of The Dance Current (TDC) magazine, would like to announce our new staff and thank our engagement editor, Jillian Groening, for her service to the publication. 

Groening has been involved with TDC since 2014, first as an intern and eventually growing into her role as staff writer and commander of our social media channels. In addition to her articles at TDC, her work has also been published in Dance International, Format, The Uniter, Noisey and more. This September, Groening will begin an MA in York University’s Theatre and Performance Studies program. We wish her the best of the luck!

“Jill has been instrumental in establishing our voice across our social media streams”, says Emma Doran, executive editor. “She brings a level of journalistic and artistic curiosity and openness that has graced our print and online pages. We will miss her” 

DMG is also thrilled to announce the hiring of Ronan Sadler as audience engagement coordinator. Sadler brings to the position their experience as a writer, editor and digital media strategist. Prior to working in publishing, Sadler completed their MA in critical disability studies at York University, where their research focused on disablement, embodied trauma and self-formation via narrative. 

We are also excited to announce two promotions. Our circulation manager, Grace Wells-Smith, is taking on the position of assistant editor and staff writer. Along with her work at TDC, Wells-Smith is currently completing an MA in journalism at Ryerson University. Crystal Melville will be stepping into the role of business manager, and supporting her in print and advertising sales until November is Emily Pettet. Pettet is a dancer who works across public relations, marketing and development. 

For more information about Dance Media Group/Groupe Danse Media and The Dance Current, please visit thedancecurrent.com 



Emma Doran, Executive Editor 

The Dance Current

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