Nadine Saxton, BA (Hons), MA, CMA

Nadine has worked collaboratively in Theatre, Opera, and Dance as a choreographer, rehearsal director, and movement coach for over 20 years. She has been Associate Director of The Ontario School of Ballet, and her movement coaching includes productions such as "Yeates in Love", working with the Aldburough Connection, and an ongoing association with Rosignol Productions in Toronto. After years of professional experience, Nadine earned an honours degree specializing in Canadian Dance History, and an MA in Dance from York University. She also studied Labanotation at Ohio State  University. 

Nadine graduated from the first LIMS® Certification in Movement Analysis (CMA) Program offered in Canada in 1994, after which she worked as faculty at York University for over 10 years, teaching Movement Analysis, Ballet, and the Dance Experience. While at York, Nadine created a Labanotation Score of the Canadian landmark work “The Wise Virgins” by Gweneth Lloyd (reconstructed by Anna Blewchamp); and co-authored, with Katherine Cornell, Nadine SaxtonToronto Dance Theatre, 1968-1998 Stages in a Journey.

Nadine acquired advanced studies as a CMA in the area of Chronic Pain with Dianne Woodruff, PhD, focussing on the area of assessment protocols and myofascial tissue manipulation. Nadine completed training in Pilates Mat work in 1997, which she modified to include Bartenieff Fundamentals and Laban’s Space Harmony movement scales, to meet the specific needs of a senior individual and group population. She has created a course in Experiential Anatomy for dancers and actors in Ryerson University's Theatre School, which she taught for several years. Nadine has worked as a CranioSacral Practitioner since 1999. She is a Certified Cranial Sacral Therapist, with 5 levels of training. She works with the Upledger Institute as a Teaching Assistant and participates in multiple hands-on intensive retreat experiences. Nadine's private practice includes pediatric care.

Nadine was core faculty for the LIMS Certification in Movement Analysis program hosted by York University in 2003; runs prerequisite programs in LMA , BF, and Anatomy /Kinesiology; and is a core faculty member of Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies Canada. She works regularly as a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT), as a movement coach, and as a CranioSacral practitioner at the Bosnar Centre for Health in Toronto.

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