Pam Johnson


College Professor

Humber College

George Brown College

306 Delaware Ave
Toronto, Canada
M6H2T6
416-537-4866

johnson.pam1@gmail.com


Biography:

    Pam Johnson has been dancing, choreographing and teaching in Toronto for 30 years. She is a graduate of the contemporary dance program at Indiana University and holds an M.A. from York University. She has danced for many choreographers including: Dave Wilson, Susan McKenzie, Darcey Callison, Viv Moore, Kaeja D'Dance and Kathleen Rea.  In 2009 she choreographed and produced the well-received Brother, Can you spare a dime? at Winchester Street Theatre. Her choreography has appeared in fFida, Dances for a Small Stage, Square Zero, Dance Matters series, on bicycles, trapezes and in anti-war events. She has been commissioned to create work for the MacMaster Dancers, INpulse Dance Co., composer John Oswald, Kid in the Hall Bruce McCullough, performance artist Phillip Barker and taiko drummers, Raging Asian Women. She is a founding member of High Xposure: Rock Climbing Dance Theatre and dance buskers, Bo Mon 7 Pagolac.  Pam's theatre credits include: Motherhouse (Centaur Theatre, Montreal), Myth Me and By a Thread (Mythproductions), Gravity Calling (Tarragon), The Stranger (Praxis Theatre), Marx in Soho (director, Canadian premier and tour). Her film credits include features Zero Patience and Million Dollar Babies and many independent films and video. She has toured the world as an actor/dancer with the acclaimed Canadian Opera Co. production, Bluebeard¹s Castle/Erwartung directed by Robert LePage.  She is curator and producer of the Radical Art History Project. Pam is an internationally recognized performer and teacher of Contact Improvisation. She is co-coordinator of the Toronto Contact Jam now in its 36th year. She is a faculty member in the Humber College and George Brown College theatre programs and at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre where she teaching movement for actors, Contact Improvisation, Pilates and somatic practice for dancers and actors. She also creates choreography for and coaches actors in student productions.



Movement Specialties:

Alignment/Release Work

Bodymind/Somatics

Bodywork

Breath

Choreography

Contact Improvisation

Creativity/Focus

Dance

Devised Theatre

General

Improvisation/Theatre Games

Movement for the Actor

Performance Art

Physical Characterization

Physical Theatre

Pilates

Stretching, Strength, and Relaxation



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