Debra is teaching Open Composition at OSSDF 2020.
Guest Artist's Bio
Workshop Leader's Bio
Debra is teaching Open Composition at OSSDF 2020. Debra Kapp, BFA, Bed, is a retired teacher from TVDSB, teaching Dance at Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts since 1990. Debra is a graduate of York University, Faculty of Dance, and developed the dance program for LBP. Debra is a curriculum writer for the Thames Valley District School Board, the Ministry of Education and Brock University. She regularly presents workshops for teachers on how to teach Dance in the school setting. Currently, Debra is teaching at Brock University in the Faculty of Education. There she teaches Dance and Drama Education to second year Teacher Candidates. Debra is Producer and Artistic Director of Art Harvest, an annual showcase of Dance Education programs from South Western Ontario. In 2005 she won an Award of Excellence from the Jewish Community Centers Associations of North America for innovative and creative programming of the performance of Resilience in the Face of Trouble and Despair. She is co creator of Action Pak, a resource manual for teachers on how to teach dance education. Debra is a member of National Dance Teachers Organization, an Executive member of the Board of Dance Ontario, represents Canada on an annual International Panel for Dance and is a Board member for OSSDF.