Guest Instructor | Jane Alison McKinney


We’re excited to announce that Jane Alison McKinney will instruct two GWDC contemporary dance classes in early June:

  • Thursday, June 9 at 10-11:30am
  • Friday, June 10 at 10-11:30am

Her contemporary technique class will consist of dynamic floorwork, centre work and the practice of traveling with a sense of flying. Discovering individual artistic and physical capabilities, we will shift from learning set combinations as well as improvisational tasks and systems.

Jane Alison McKinney is dancer, choreographer, teacher, and producer; a four-time recipient of the artsnb Scholarship and a graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. In 2012, she performed in Bibliotecca del Corpo by Ismael Ivo in Italy and Brazil. In 2012 she also co-produced and performed in Fantasies and Other Poisons, choreographed by Sharon B. Moore. Independently she currently works with Common People and Rondos Dance Theatre. In 2013 she founded Wild Rabbit Dance Projects, which has presented work in Toronto, Edmonton, and Saint John. In 2014-2015 she was the Series 8:08 Creator’s Space resident artist where she performed her choreography in theatres throughout Toronto. She is currently developing a full-length work entitled Ruin Road.

You can see her perform in Edmonton as part of Dancefest at Nextfest. She’ll present her own work Sparrow in the VELOCITY showcase from June 9-11.

Photo © Jane Alison