Mentorship with Deanna Peters

 

I’m so excited and grateful to have received my first Canada Council Grant!

Over the next few months, I’ll be working with Deanna Peters on a Professional Development mentorship with a focus on improvisation. I am looking forward to learning and growing from this dance artist who I greatly respect and admire in Vancouver.

I met Deanna in 2011, before I moved to the UK to attend Laban. For one year, I trained in contemporary dance with her every Wednesday, and it was my first time (at 19 years old) experiencing the form. I really believe if it wasn’t for that time of thoughtful, deep and transformational teaching I wouldn’t be dancing today.

I can’t wait to use improvisation to dig in to my dance training, discover what’s there, and open myself up to more.