Kathy Metzger-Corriveau: Director of Orchesis Dance, Sessional Instructor in Dance in KSR - University of Alberta
Advanced Contemporary Choreographer
Advanced Contemporary Dancer
Advanced Contemporary Educator
Advanced Creative Movement Educator
Advanced Modern Educator
Advanced Pilates Educator
Intermediate Ballet Educator
7384 - 178 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5T 2H4, Canada
Kathy Metzger-Corriveau has worked as a modern dancer, choreographer and teacher of ballet, modern, jazz, Pilates and creative dance in Edmonton since 1990. She has received a variety of scholarships and project grants, as well as, sat on a variety of committees and boards for the Edmonton dance community,.
Education, Training and Pedagogic Ideology:
Kathy has received GMCC Dance Performance and Dance Teacher-Training diplomas, as well as a Physical Education degree with a focus in Dance. She has a Pilates mat work certificate from the Body Works Studio as well as had 7 years of vocal training. In addition, Kathy has taken many workshops in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington and New York. Kathy’s pedagogic ideology encompasses a variety of modern dance influences such as Limon, Cunningham, Laban, Graham, as well as ballet, jazz, tap, Pilates, Garuda and yoga.
Performance and Choreographic History:
Kathy was a co-founder of Dirty Feet Productions from 1994-1996, an emerging choreographer for the GMCC Choreographic Intensive in August 1998, and produced her own show under Destiny Dance Productions for the Edmonton Fringe Festival, 2000. Kathy was appointed Co-Artistic Director for the Mile Zero Dance Company for the 2000-2001 season, and assisted Tamara Bliss with the administration of the Orchesis Modern Dance Group for the 2002-2003 season. Kathy has choreographed works for Dirty Feet Productions, Alberta Dance Explosions, Orchesis Modern Dance Group, the musical “OGOJ”, Edmonton Dance Centre, Citie Ballet, Good Women and the Expanse Movement Festival. Her professional performing experience includes working with Mile Zero Dance Co., Brian Webb Dance Co., Usha Gupta, Heidi Bunting, Tamara Bliss, Citie Ballet, The New Dance Collective, Kathy Ochoa, Tony Olivares and Kathleen Hughes.