I have been pleased to welcome David for three consecutive years as a guest instructor within my course in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. David is remarkably committed to, and passionate about, his dance practice, scholarly research and academic teaching positions. He is continually searching for the most effective ways to facilitate learning in all situations. In a lecture setting, his understanding of dance history allows him to teach dance from a culturally relativistic perspective that is inclusive and accessible to all populations, ages, and cultures. In the studio, David’s dance science education helps him design anatomically and psychologically sound dance classes with the goal of realizing the dancers’ full potential in a safe and healthy manner.
Tanya Berg, PhD, Dance Studies, Sessional Lecturer, University of Toronto