Freelance and Creative Writing

Below is a summary of my freelance work:

Dance International magazine 

Winter 2015

The Dance of Martial Arts - an article outlining the similarities between martial arts and dance including an interview with Vancouver choreographer Shay Kuebler.

Velocity Dance Center showcase at Bumbershoot - a review of performances by Kim Lusk, Dani Tirrell, Kate Wallich, and Anna Connor. 

Spring 2016

Profiles of Ballet BC dancers Emily Chessa and Gilbert Small.

Summer 2016

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival review - a review of the annual festival held at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. 

Fall 2016

History of the Helsinki Dance Company.

Summer 2017

Review of Pacific Northwest Ballet's Cendrillon choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot.

Spring 2018

Caitlin Griffin and her participation in the Margie Gillis Legacy Project. Read the feature in Dance International.

Summer 2018

Paige Culley and her performance in Daina Ashbee's Pour. Both Culley and Ashbee are recipients of Le Prix Decouverte de la Danse. Read the feature in Dance International.

Winter 2018

Review of the 30th Anniversary Dancing on the Edge Festival.

Renee Sigouin's Dream Apprenticeship: On Board with Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot

Summer 2019

Review of the 2019 Vancouver International Dance Festival, with a focus on Indigenous works.

Creative Decolonization: Jeanette Kotowich explores her Indigenous identity

Fall 2019

Review of M-Body triple bill: Davida Monk's Ashes For Beauty, Helen Husak's The Return and Paras Terezakis's For Antigone.

Winter 2019 - Special Edition, final print issue of Dance International

Profile of Dancers of Damelahamid.

January 2020 - present (online only)

Review of Out Innerspace Dance Theatre's Bygones.

Profile of street and contemporary dancer Ralph Escamillan.

The show must go online - a list of dance productions and online content to stream during COVID-19.

The show must go online, part 2 - more dance to watch online during the pandemic.

Life Moves: Dancing solidarity in the streets - a column about dance as protest

Chapter 21: Healing and hope in process on World Down Syndrome Day - a preview of Starr Muranko's solo Chapter 21

World Premieres that Brighten the Digital Stage: Wheeldon and Liang at Pacific Northwest Ballet

Friends, roommates, collaborators: CAMP, a collective for our time - a profile of the CAMP dance collective

How We Connect: Lesley Telford's beguiling obsession - profile of Lesley Telford in advance of her premiere of Beguile at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

Of Two Worlds: Bringing traditional Indigenous dance to contemporary ballet - profile of Cameron Fraser-Monroe, Ballet Kelowna's first Artist in Residence

Dance Collection Danse magazine 

Fall 2017

The Max Wyman Award - Recognizing Arts Criticism.

The Dance Current 

Online feature - March 30, 2018

Where Are All the Women? - A feature about the gender inequality in the ballet world.

Jan/Feb 2020

Dance Interventions: In conversation with two dance for Parkinson's instructors. Interview with Trina Frometa and Megan Walker-Straight about their work with Dance for PD.

May/Jun 2020

An Artist Awakened - profile of V'Ni Dansi artistic director Yvonne Chartrand.

Online review - August 12, 2020

Upon Four Pillars - review of Olivia C. Davies' Wishing Well at Dancing on the Edge 

Online feature profile - August 26, 2020 

Loud and Brave - profile of Alyssa Martin, artistic director of Rock Bottom Movement  

Online book review - November 2, 2020

My Vancouver Dance History: Story, Movement, Community by Peter Dickinson

Online news article - December 18, 2020

Margaret Grenier Wins Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts - includes interviews with Grenier and Caroline Lussier of Canada Council

Online review - June 7, 2021

Wanted Rides the Line Between Campy and Cool - a review of CAMP's Wanted at the Vancouver International Dance Festival

Online review - Jan 31, 2022

Isolation and Connection converge in Voices of Mountains - review of Canadian Opera Company online show

Online review - Feb 19, 2022

Matriarchs Uprising leave us wanting to dive deeper into our roots - review of online streaming at fourth annual festival of Indigenous contemporary dance

Online interview - Dec 21, 2023


How our brains connect music and movement - a conversation with three researchers from McMaster University's LIVELab 

The Tartan magazine 

September 2015 (50th Anniversary Special) 

Margaret Jones: SFU Charter Employee - a profile of one of the longest serving employees at Simon Fraser University who had been there since the beginning (1965).  

The Only Escape: The Early Years of the SFU Theatre - an overview of the first few years of the Simon Fraser University Theatre including interviews with some of those involved (Penn Lewis, Tom Kerr, and Iain Baxter&)

January 2016 

The Life of Maggie Benston - a profile of a beloved Simon Fraser University professor including interviews with her twin sister Marian Lowe, close friend Helen Potrebenko, PhD student Ellen Balka, and colleague Sandy Shreve.


Creative Writing Projects

I'm currently working on a novel based on my experience driving across Canada with my husband. We drove from Vancouver to Newfoundland and Labrador and back again. Six weeks, over 20,000 kilometres, and lots of amazing experiences. For a short account of the trip, read Canada By Car, a piece I wrote for The Peak.

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