SAVANNAH BODDY

B.F.A. Hons., Dance, B. Ed., OCT

With a passion for creating and collaborating, Savannah Boddy combines her her degrees in both education and dance to design exciting and engaging movement programs. She aspires to create a nurturing, body-positive environment within her classes so students of all ages can feel safe to learn, explore and express themselves.

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Savannah’s love of dance has lead her to many streams of the industry including performance, choreography, stage management and teaching. She trained professionally in contemporary dance with The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, has an honours degree in dance from York University, a Bachelor of Education degree as an artist in community education from Queen's University, and is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. Savannah draws on her 5 years of teaching experience with the Toronto District School Board when creating developmentally appropriate classes and programs.

Savannah is always looking to the future of dance training and propels her team towards forward-thinking movement education. She is especially interested in promoting body positivity and safe dance practices at the school.

“I’ve tossed and turned over whether or not Toronto really needs another dance school. There are SO many! What I’ve come to realize is that Toronto needs me, as a dance educator, to help drive a more body-positive approach to dance. Have you ever thought about how standing in front of a mirror for hours in a dance class might affect your child? At Propel we have done the work for you. We consider the tools and language that we are using in class and make active choices in creating a positive space where our dancers can learn to be proud of themselves and their bodies. We choose community over competition, without compromising on quality.”

Savannah has completed the Safe Dance Practice course offered by Hannah Etlin-Stein in affiliation with Safe in Dance International, and is also fully certified in Progressing Ballet Technique. She is committed to professional development and ongoing education so she can lead her team of teachers in offering exceptional dance programming.