Donna has over 28 years of teaching experience which include 25 years at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. At the Shadbolt Centre Donna currently works as Artistic Director of Continuum Dance Company (which she founded as a venue for adults returning to dance). She directly assisted the Dance Programmer at the Shadbolt to develop a program and curriculum of modern dance for all ages and worked as director with the Youth In Motion Dance Company for fifteen years.
Donna has also taught as a sessional instructor for Simon Fraser University (SFU) School of Contemporary Arts, as a teacher for the MainDance Bridging Program (a three year professional contemporary training program that ran in Vancouver), as a guest teacher for SFU’s Dance Diploma Field Program, as a guest teacher and choreographer with the Roundhouse Community Dancers, as an artist in residence for the Vancouver School Board, and as a guest Instructor at the Dance Conference with the BC Teacher’s Federation.
In 2008 Donna was hired as core faculty for the Vancouver Certification program with Laban/ Bartenieff and Somatic Studies International™, under the continued tutelage and direction of Janet Kaylo. She was currently invited by Janet to teach for the LSSI program in Zagreb, Croatia in summer 2016.
Currently Donna freelances in the Vancouver area, offering classes in somatic-based contemporary dance.