The Dance Current
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.