Dancing Through Challenging Times - Health and Safety Guidance and Resources

Dancing Through Challenging Times - Health and Safety Guidance and Resources

Date: July 7th

Time: 2:00- 4:00 pm

Place: ZOOM

Cost: FREE to all Dance Ontario members with promo code


Wondering what the future of dance will look like in our province, as Ontario plans to re-open this summer? Join us at 2-4pm on June 16th for the Community Workshop, “Dancing Through Challenging Times” with Janet Sellery, as part of the #DanceOnSeries. Whether you’re a dancer, choreographer, teacher, company, or anyone who supports the Ontario dance community—you won’t want to miss this session with one of Canada’s leading experts in health and safety within the arts. Janet will discuss lessons learned throughout the Pandemic, as well as current health and safety resources for the dance community, including class, creation, rehearsal and performance.

Learn about our Workshop Host:

Janet Sellery is the Executive Director of Event Safety Alliance Canada a board member of the Event Safety Alliance (U.S.). Janet pioneered the health and safety program at the Stratford Festival, Canada’s largest repertory theatre, and one of her favourite projects was working as the Health & Safety Manager for the Opening, Closing and Victory Ceremonies at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Janet was a Co-Founder of the Canadian Event Safety Summit (2016-2018) and is also an active volunteer with the Ontario Ministry of Labour Live Performance, Health & Safety Advisory Committee.

Her work as a Health & Safety Consultant, with Sellery Health + Safety focuses on customizing programs, training, and resources to reflect the constantly evolving and unique demands of dancers. She has been awarded the “Jack McAllister Award” (Ryerson University), the “Ron Epp Memorial Award for Professional Achievement” (Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology) and “Canada’s Safety Manager of the Year” (Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine).

During the Pandemic Janet has been working to support the arts community, as well as to figure out how to have everyone return safely to the profession we love most.  

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 2:00am to 4:00am