In memoriam – Avie Bennett

Shortly after the founding of the DTRC, a group of extraordinary individuals who were then some of the leading philanthropists of all the cultural institutions in Toronto came together to form the inaugural Board of Advisors of the DTRC. Avie Bennett was part of that original group and now, sadly, as the last remaining member, has left us.

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Tips for Recognizing, Communicating, and Developing Your Transferable Skills

Transferable skills are just that: transferable from one work setting to another. Often they are skills you have learned informally and, perhaps for that reason, you might not think of them as skills. They are! And you likely have more transferrable skills than you think. These include such things as being punctual, cooperating, and speaking/writing/listening effectively, identifying resources, solving problems, coordinating tasks, and on, and on. 

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Broken: An Intimate Portrait of Dancer Transition

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.

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Helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers since 1985.