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Marc  Richard

Coordinator, Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance

Program Area: Visual and Performing Arts

Email: marc.richard1@sheridancollege.ca

Contact Info: Ext. 2968

Education

BSc, BEd, MA, PhD

Research Interests

Dance Education, Creativity, Creative Learning, Embodiment

Biography

Marc is the current coordinator for the Music Theatre Performance Program in the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design. He has taught at all levels of education, worked as a private arts educational consultant and artist in Education. Marc Richard is an actor, director, choreographer, writer and scholar. As an actor Marc has appeared in theatre productions across Canada including the World Stage Premiere of Anne Marie MacDonald’s Anything That Moves and Dorothy Dittrich’s When We Were Singing (Buddies, Belfry, National Art Centre). Marc trained at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre where he had the chance to work with many of this country’s top choreographers. As a writer he has written several full length scripts including Toad: The Anna Russell Story (Rhubarb Festival, Theatre Aquarius Stagewrite Series). As a director and choreographer he has worked on over sixty professional productions across Canada including Evita (Persephone) The Last Resort, Nunsense, Jasper Station, I Love You, You’re Perfect (Drayton Entertainment), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and My Fair Lady (The Red Barn) Plank (Toronto, London, Winnipeg Fringe) and Excuse me, would you like to buy a bar? (Toronto Fringe). He has been a faculty member at Sheridan College in the Music Theatre and Performing Arts Preparation Programs since 2004. At Sheridan he teaches, directs and choreographs (West Side Story, Berlin to Broadway, Company, Pippin). He holds a Master of Arts in Dance from York University with a specialization in dance education and has recently finished his PhD in York University’s Faculty of Education. Marc’s research attempts to make the learning visible in creative dance education. He has been invited to present his research at many international conferences and was recently invited to present in Rovaniemi, Finland at the prestigious World Alliance for Arts Education. He has had papers published in several conference proceedings.

Key memberships

Dance and the Child International (daCi) – Canadian Representative

World Alliance for Arts Education

Canadian Network of Arts and Learning

Council of Ontario Dance and Drama Educators (CODE)