I have a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in French literature from the University of Toronto. Have published fiction and non-fiction, and have recently written a full-length novel, which earned me a scholarship in its early days.
I started writing for theatre primarily because my sister is an actor, and a very talented one. My plays have been performed in readings, on stage, and on radio in Canada and France.
I have worked as a freelance copy editor and translator in various capacities for over thirty years. I work from French to English. My area of expertise is the arts. For more information please see the translation page in this website, or contact me directly.
My formal training is academic: art history. I have read extensively on the subject and I have lived with visual artists and their works my entire life. Naturally, this includes hundreds of gallery and museum visits!
I studied dance, and continue to do so. My primary training is in classical ballet which I studied at the Conservatory and other studios internationally. I completed several Royal Academy of Dance standardized exams in ballet and character dance. Later on, I worked as a dance journalist. Other dance styles I have studied are: contemporary, jazz, tango, flamenco, Scottish dance, Baroque and others… I am familiar with the basics of Benesh Notation, and music theory, having studied piano and flute.
Master of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
Intermediate Level Ballet/Character Dance III
Copy Editing for Books (year-long course)
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Ontario Arts Council
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Cultural Industries Consultant
Playwright in Residence
French Consulate in Toronto
French foreign institutions
performances, journalism, workshops…
Humber School for Writers
Workshops - David French
“A play is like a shark. It has to keep moving, or it dies…” – David French
So, um, what do you think...?
As a colleague or peer, jury member, writer or friend, I have been called upon to express my opinion about pieces of art and performances of all sorts.
And, while the stage is not my natural habitat, I have found myself there as an actor, dancer, choreographer, rehearsal director, and dance captain on various occasions.
I am happiest off stage: watching, reading, listening to, or discussing almost any possible type of artistic expression. I feel even cosier still just doing my own writing. But not all the time.
shameless name dropping...
Over the years I’ve rubbed elbows with many authors, dancers, actors, and visual artists.
For six minutes, five hours, or for the past four decades… I would like to thank you for your kindness, and for being such an inspiration!
Alice Munro. Margaret Atwood. Michael Ondaajte. David French. Carol Sheilds. Jim Polk. Ellen Seligman. Bruce J. Friedman, Mavis Gallant. Robert Houle. Shelagh Rogers. Eleanor Wachtel. Jhumpa Lahiri. Michael Crabb. Alistair MacLeod. Alison Strayer. Denis Hirson. Nancy Huston. Adrienne Wilson. Angie Brooksby. Martine Lamy. Kevin Pugh. Johanna Bergfeldt. Valerie Lemercier. Christophe Desmurger. Mathieu Sapin….
“Tell us about what you do best…”
Atmosphere and plot
honours & awards
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