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Donna Redlick July 1, 2008

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I am dedicated to a somatic approach towards the practice, research, and development of the expressive body in motion. Laban Movement Analysis not only assists me in enriching my work as both a contemporary choreographer and dance educator, but it allows me to articulate, shape, and synthesize that which I both experience and observe in the moving world around me. LMA has broadened my scope and has taught me how to move beyond the habitual in order to “find the new”.

Donna Redlick

About Donna’s work: visit http://www.donnaredlick.com

Courses: visit http://www.donnaredlick.com

Donna Redlick is a professional dance artist, dance educator, and Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) living and working in the Vancouver area. She is a graduate from the first Toronto LIMS®-endorsed CMA program, hosted by York University, under the direction of Janet Kaylo. Donna also holds a Diploma in Dance Teacher Training from Grant MacEwan College of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan.

Donna has 20 years of teaching experience. This includes 15 years at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (SCA), where she was Artistic Advisor for the dance program and Artistic Director of both Continuum Dance Company and Youth In Motion Dance Company. She has also taught for MainDance, as a sessional instructor for Simon Fraser University, as an artist in residence for the Vancouver School Board, and as a guest for the Burnaby School Board.

Currently Donna freelances in the Vancouver area. She is core faculty for the upcoming Laban/ Bartenieff and Somatic Studies Canada™, Vancouver Program and runs pre-requisite courses for the program. She works as a Movement Specialist in her private studio, coaching and assisting dancers to find full body integration and personal movement expression.

Donna’s choreography has been presented at numerous festivals and performances in the Vancouver area. Her most recent piece, “sometimes it never leaves your skin” was selected to be presented in London, England for “Open Space”, produced by the International Workshop Festival.


Philip Seth July 1, 2008

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I am on a continual journey of exploration of the workings of the human body. This journey has led me to GYROTONIC® methodology and GYROKINESIS® methodology. I hope to bring to my clients an appreciation of the potential of their lives through the medium of movement.

Philip Seth

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Philip Seth has a BA in Painting and Drawing from the San Francisco Art Institute and is a Certified Movement Analyst in the Laban system of movement observation and description. He has a background in dance having performed in Modern and Classical works from 1980-1994. From 1984-1994 he was on the part-time faculty of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. He is most proud of his involvement with the choreography for the Handing Over Ceremony to mark the change of Administration of Hong Kong from British to Chinese authorities in 1997. He has lived in Vancouver, Canada since 1994.

In addition to being a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Certified trainer since 2003 , Philip has also completed the GYROTONIC® for Golf Specialized course in 2006. In that same year Philip became a registered BCRPA Flow yoga instructor as well as a Yoga for Seniors instructor.

Holly Bright June 30, 2008

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Holly Bright

Holly Bright performs, choreographs, teaches, adjudicates contemporary dance festivals and facilitates movement with varied populations. She has guest taught at Cornish University Seattle, University of Akron, Ohio and The University of New Mexico, Las Cruces, and at various dance academies in Nanaimo, B.C, where she currently resides. She has worked with many choreographers and companies including; Senta Driver, Hanya Holm, Agnes de Mille, Nina Weiner, Maureen Fleming-Odo, Lynne Taylor Corbett in New York City , Helen Myers, New Mexico and Margie Gillis, Chick Snipper, Kokoro Dance, Judith Marcuse (film), Lee Eisler, Deborah Dunn, Judith Garay, Jennifer Mascall and Cheryl Prophet in Vancouver.

Her Musical Theatre choreographic background has been with experimental or original works; Euphemia (Akron, Ohio), The Spirit of Bleeker Street (NYC), A Good Person? (Malaspina University Theatre). She choreographed Hot Flashes with Theatre One (Nanaimo) and Heidi with Chemainus Theatre (Chemainus). She has performed as a “hot box dancer” in Guys and Dolls (Ohio) and thoroughly enjoyed creating the leading role in an original play, The Swing of Things (NYC).

Holly holds a BA in Dance and a BSc in Human Physiology, and is a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst. Holly is the Artistic and General Director for The Crimson Coast Dance Society in Nanaimo, BC. She curates their series, DANCE ON THE CRIMSON COAST, which presents professional dance performances and workshops throughout the year.

Helen Walkley June 29, 2008

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As a practicing dance artist and teacher who works in a myriad of contexts and populations, Rudolf Laban’s language for movement  feeds my soul and mind and infuses all my processes.

Helen Walkley




Movement Patterning with Helen Walkley, at Yoga on 7th


Helen Walkley is an independent performer, choreographer, improviser and teacher based in Vancouver, BC. She has also lived and worked extensively in the Netherlands, Germany and the United States. Her work has been funded by the Canada Council, BC Cultural Services, the Canadian Embassy in Bonn and the Seattle and King County Arts Commissions. She has performed at the New York Improvisation Festival and Dance Theater Workshop/NY, the American Dance Festival, On the Boards/Seattle, Danceworks/Toronto, the Edge Festival and the Dance Centre/Vancouver, Tangente/Montreal, Danslab/Amsterdam and the Tanzfabrik/Berlin.  She is also a certified Laban Movement Analyst and registered Somatic Movement Educator and has an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Simon Fraser University. She has taught at Simon Fraser University, the University of Calgary, Virginia CommonWealth University and the Laban Institute for Movement Studies/NY. She was on faculty at the School for New Dance Development in the Amsterdam from 1991 – 94. From 1995 -2000 she was a core faculty member of the Main Dance Bridging Program in Vancouver. In 2002/03 she was an inaugural Artist in Residence at the Dance Centre in Vancouver and 03/04 she was an Artist in Residence at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby. She completed and performed a larger solo work, How is Sleep Beautiful? as Artist in Residence at the Dance Centre in October 2010.  Helen was commissioned by the Zagreb Dance Centre (Zagrebački Plesni Centar) to create a piece which premièred in the Zagreb Dance Festival in May 2011.

Photos (c) Chris Randle, 2010

Cheryl Prophet June 29, 2008

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As a dance educator, LMA is a constant source of inspiration. It provides me with additional approaches and methodologies for dance/movement training and its underlying philosophy resonates with my own beliefs about educating the whole person and acknowledging the creative and expressive potential within each individual.

Cheryl Prophet
BFA York University


Cheryl is a dance educator, choreographer and Certified Movement Analyst. She has been involved in the professional dance community in Canada for thirty-four years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Formerly from Montreal, she performed and toured nationally and internationally with Le Groupe de la Place Royale, Fortier Danse Creation and Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault, and throughout the ‘80s was active in the Montreal dance scene as a dancer and choreographer. Since relocating to Vancouver in 1989, she has been on the dance faculty of the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University and is a practicing choreographer. Her choreography has been presented locally, nationally and internationally.

As a Senior Lecturer at the School, she is primarily involved in educating and training dance students in performance and creative-based courses. She teaches all levels of contemporary dance technique, body conditioning for dancers, dance improvisation, choreography and dance/movement analysis. Traditional modern dance techniques, Pilates, Yoga, dance science and somatic approaches to movement training inform her teaching.

She is a regular assessor for the Canada Council for the Arts and serves as a board member for Mascall Dance and Dancers Dancing Dance Company.