Freelance and Creative Writing

Below is a summary of some of my freelance work to date:

Dance International magazine 

Winter 2015

The Dance of Martial Arts - an article outlining the similarities between martial arts and dance including an interview with Vancouver choreographer Shay Kuebler.

Velocity Dance Center showcase at Bumbershoot - a review of performances by Kim Lusk, Dani Tirrell, Kate Wallich, and Anna Connor. 

Spring 2016

Profiles of Ballet BC dancers Emily Chessa and Gilbert Small.

Summer 2016

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival review - a review of the annual festival held at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. 

Fall 2016

History of the Helsinki Dance Company.

Summer 2017

Review of Pacific Northwest Ballet's Cendrillon choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot.

Spring 2018

Caitlin Griffin and her participation in the Margie Gillis Legacy Project. Read the feature in Dance International.

Summer 2018

Paige Culley and her performance in Daina Ashbee's Pour. Both Culley and Ashbee are recipients of Le Prix Decouverte de la Danse. Read the feature in Dance International.

Winter 2018

Review of the 30th Anniversary Dancing on the Edge Festival.

Renee Sigouin's Dream Apprenticeship: On Board with Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot

Summer 2019

Review of the 2019 Vancouver International Dance Festival, with a focus on Indigenous works.

Creative Decolonization: Jeanette Kotowich explores her Indigenous identity


Dance Collection Danse magazine 

Fall 2017

The Max Wyman Award - Recognizing Arts Criticism.

The Dance Current 

Online - March 30, 2018

Where Are All the Women? - A feature about the gender inequality in the ballet world

The Tartan magazine 

September 2015 (50th Anniversary Special) 

Margaret Jones: SFU Charter Employee - a profile of one of the longest serving employees at Simon Fraser University who had been there since the beginning (1965).  

The Only Escape: The Early Years of the SFU Theatre - an overview of the first few years of the Simon Fraser University Theatre including interviews with some of those involved (Penn Lewis, Tom Kerr, and Iain Baxter&)

January 2016 

The Life of Maggie Benston - a profile of a beloved Simon Fraser University professor including interviews with her twin sister Marian Lowe, close friend Helen Potrebenko, PhD student Ellen Balka, and colleague Sandy Shreve.


Creative Writing Projects

I'm currently working on a novel based on my experience driving across Canada with my husband (then boyfriend) five years ago. We drove from Vancouver to Newfoundland and Labrador and back again. Six weeks, over 20,000 kilometres, and lots of amazing experiences. For a short account of the trip, read Canada By Car, a piece I wrote for The Peak.