Transition out of a performance career can be a difficult topic to examine due to each dancer’s highly individualized and deeply personal process. Nonetheless, Broken compellingly tackles transition by anchoring its story in the life of Simone Orlando, a dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, Desrosiers Dance Theatre, and Ballet BC where her elegant and powerful performances gave her 12 celebrated years as a Principal dancer.more »
On November 13th and 14th, DTRC welcomed members of the International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers (IOTPD) for the foundation’s Annual Meeting. Voting members of the IOTPD, as well as observers from countries with newly formed transition programs, met at DTRC’s National Office in Toronto – a very long trip for members coming from as far afield as Europe and South Korea.more »
LEAP – Leading Edge After Performance – the innovative partnership between DTRC and Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, bringing professional sport and dance communities together to learn from our differences, similarities, and ongoing work to improve the transition process for high-performers, successfully held the international conference LEAP Together: Career and Life Transitions in Dance and Sport on November 11th and 12th.more »
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