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2018 / 03 / 19

As a tribute to its founder, the International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers (IOTPD) has created the annual Philippe Braunschweig Grant for retraining. This grant is meant for professional dancers who have had an international career and who don't qualify for transition support from any one of the countries where they have danced.

DTRC Seeking Director of Administration

2018 / 02 / 16

The Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) is seeking a passionate, motivated and experienced individual to direct the organization’s administrative function. Working collaboratively with the Executive Director, the Director of Administration will be responsible for the overall administration of the organization, working to improve processes and policies, and leading long term organizational planning.

Choreographing Consent: Intimacy for the stage with Tonia Sina

2017 / 12 / 21


Tonia Sina, founder of Intimacy Directors International, is bringing her performance intimacy training to the Toronto dance community. This 3-hour workshop begins with the premise that the rehearsal and performance of physical contact requires a shared language and standardized protocols to ensure that artists are free to create while having professional and personal boundaries respected. 

IOTPD Philippe Braunschweig Grant 2017 Awarded to Dancer Marissa Parzei

2017 / 10 / 10

The International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers (IOTPD) is pleased to announce the 2017 Philippe Braunschweig Grant recipient.

This year’s recipient, Marissa Parzei, has been working as a professional ballet dancer for the last twelve years. First having started her career at the National Ballet of Canada, she is currently with the Ballet de l’Opera de Lyon with experiences in Germany, Belgium, and Sweden. She believes the skills that she has developed as a dancer can be implemented in the field of business management.

#DanceCanada150 - The Pitblado Challenge.

2017 / 03 / 6

In celebration of dance, dancers and Canada's 150th Birthday, the Dancer Transition Centre is thrilled to launch #DanceCanada150 - The Pitblado Challenge. For each contribution, $15, $150 or an amount of your choice, the Pitblado family will match your gift dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $15,000.

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