The Dance Current

Featured Contributo­rs


Dr. Deanna Paolantoni­o completed her doctorate in dance studies at York University. Her research combines dance education, body image and Type 1 diabetes. As a dancer, certified teacher and Type 1 diabetic, she researches ways to use dance as a tool for promoting creativity, confidence and positive body image in students.

Esie Mensah is someone whose work embodies the multi-faceted artist. As a dancer, choreograp­her and movement director, she brings her mastery in storytelli­ng to audiences as diverse as her experience. She has worked with (but not limited to) Rihanna, Drake, Arcade Fire, TEDx, Coca Cola, Luminato, TIFF, Shaw Festival and Toronto Raptors.

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