Jane Mappin has been an interpreter, choreographer and teacher of contemporary dance for more than thirty years. Her creative work has been performed across Canada and internationally. Her recent choreography explores the relationship between art, social diversity and fundamental rights, in particular focussing on dance and mental health and involving artists with disabilities. Jane is bilingual and has taught dance for 35 years, including at the École supérieure de ballet du Québec since 2007.
I have a long-standing interest in collaborating with artists in different creative disciplines. This has been a compelling part of my artistic path over the last thirty years. I have collaborated on many projects with visual artists, theatre directors, and worked in film. My current interest lies exploring the world of mental health, and in helping people with mental health challenges find self-expression through dance.