Donna Redlick, CMA

Donna Redlick is a contemporary dance choreographer, dance educator, and Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) living and working in the Vancouver area. She is a graduate of the first Toronto LIMS®-endorsed CMA program, hosted by York University, under the direction of Janet Kaylo.  Donna holds a Diploma in Dance Teacher Training from Grant MacEwan College of Fine Arts (1991) and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan (1986). Donna has 19 years of teaching experience which include 15 years at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (SCA), where she was Artistic Advisor for the dance program, Artistic Director of Continuum Dance Company – which she founded as a venue for adults returning to dance – and Artistic Director for the Youth In Motion Dance Company. 

At SCA, Donna designed modern dance curricula for youth, developing a thriving creative dance program for children and young people. Donna has also taught in the MainDance Bridging Program, Vancouver’s three year professional contemporary training program.  She has taught Movement Analysis as a sessional instructor for Simon Fraser University, been an artist in residence for the Vancouver School Board, and a guest with the Burnaby School Board.  Donna runs the Dance Teacher Summer Intensive at SCA, offering annual professional development opportunities which focus on utilising LMA/BF in creative movement and contemporary dance for students of all ages.

As an independent choreographer, Donna has presented in numerous venues and festivals in the Vancouver area since 1993. In 1998 she formed her own company, Donna Redlick Dance and in 2004 presented her first full length show “(re)calling memory”.  She has also been commissioned by Maindance to create solo works for their third year Bridging Program; and is the recipient of Canada Council and BC Arts Council Grants.

Currently Donna is freelancing in the Vancouver area, offering classes in contemporary dance, and workshops in dance education.  She runs Introductory, Pre-requisite Courses for Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies Canada, and works as a Movement Specialist in her private studio, coaching and assisting dancers to find full body integration and personal movement expression.

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