Kathleen Rea
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Kathleen Rea is a former National Ballet of Canada company dancer, DORA award-winning choreographer and certified psychotherapist. She holds a diploma in expressive art therapy from ISIS-Canada, a certificate in psychology from Ryerson University and a master's degree in expressive arts therapy with a minor in psychology from the European Graduate School. A practicing therapist for the past twelve years, she is also a therapeutic performance facilitator, helping people express their life stories through multidisciplinary performance.

Kathleen has taught dance therapy, dance improvisation, and contact dance at York University, George Brown College, and Niagara College, and choreographed over forty works for her company, REAson d’etre dance productions, and other organizations. Her award winning dance film, Lapinthrope, aired on Bravo Television and screened at numerous international festivals. Her production Long Live was nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore awards, including outstanding choreography. In 2010, Kathleen was co-winner of the K. M. Hunter Dance Award

Rea's debut book, The Healing Dancehttp://www.amazon.ca/The-Healing-Dance-Expressive-Therapist/dp/0398088470, is available via all major online retailers and select major and independent bookstores across North America in November 2012.

Blog Entries by Kathleen Rea

How My National Ballet Career Led to Bulimia

(13) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 5:20 PM

From a young age I loved to dance. On Saturday mornings before my parents woke up, I danced in my living room like a wild swan in a magical kingdom. At ten, I was accepted into the National Ballet School of Canada training program. I attended school nine hours a...

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