This blog written by Kathleen Rea looks at life, cooking, health, dance, neural-diversity and parenting (including parenting child with autism)
Kathleen Rea danced with Ballet Jörgen Canada, National Ballet of Canada and Tiroler Landestheater (Austria). In 2000 she formed REAson d’etre dance productions, a dance company that promotes contact dance improvisation. Kathleen has choreographed over 40 original works for various organizations. Kathleen’s full-length ballet, The Velveteen Rabbit, has been performed by Ballet Jorgen Canada on tour across North America. Her award-winning film Lapinthrope directed and produced by Alec Kinnear premiered at international festivals worldwide. Kathleen’s modern ballet Long Live was nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore awards including outstanding choreography. In 2010 Kathleen won the K.M Hunter Dance Award.
Kathleen is long-standing a member of the contact dance Improvisation community, founding the Wednesday Dance Jam. The Wednesday Dance jam provides a dance class followed by a contact jam with live music and has run weekly in Toronto for 12 years.
Kathleen Rea has a Master’s degree in the Expressive Arts Therapy with minor in Psychology from the European Graduate School and ISIS-Canada. Kathleen teaches contact dance improvisation at George Brown College and Niagara College.
Her book The Healing Dance: The Life and Practice of an Expressive Arts Therapist, published by Charles C. Thomas Publishers is available on Amazon.