Kathleen Rea, MA

Teacher, Modern

Kathleen Rea

Kathleen Rea has danced with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, National Ballet of Canada, and Tiroler Landestheater (Austria). She has taught at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, York University, and Niagara College. She is a faculty member of George Brown Dance, teaching Contact Dance Improvisation. She has choreographed over 40 dance works and been nominated for five DORA awards. Her film Lapinthrope, co-produced with Alec Kinnear, won Gold Award at the Festival Der Nationen (Austria). Kathleen is also a recipient of a K. M. Hunter Choreographic Award and is a published author (The Healing Dance, Charles C. Thomas, 2013). She has a Master’s in Expressive Arts Therapy and is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO). In 2015, Kathleen became a candidate teacher of the Axis Syllabus. She is the director of REAson d’etre dance productions, which produces the Wednesday Dance Jam, the Contact Dance International Film Festival, and the Moved by Natural Forces Retreat.

Academic Credentials

Master’s Degree, Expressive Arts Therapy with a Minor in Psychology, European Graduate School, 2002

Areas Of Specialization

Contact Dance Improvisation

Areas Of Expertise

Psychotherapy, Artistic Direction


K. M. Hunter Choreographic Award, 2010


The Healing Dance, Book, Charles C. Thomas, 2013. https://www.ccthomas.com/details.cfm?P_ISBN13=9780398088477