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Shula Strassfeld  
Senior Member Klein Technique Teachers Certification Program,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Shula Strassfeld Shula Strassfeld has been dancing for over 40 years. Her early training began in New York City with members of the Limon Company, at the Graham Studio, and with Susan Klein as she developed Klein Technique™.  Shula is currently a Senior Member of Klein Technique™ Teacher Certification Program. She spent five years in Israel dancing with the Mirali Sharon Dance Company (1979-1984).

She has a MA in Dance Education from Columbia University, New York City, has taught at Trinity College, Hartford, CT and at the Rubin Academy of Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. She also taught and choreographed for the Kibbutz Company Apprentice Group at Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel (1980-1983).  After moving to Toronto, Shula was Artist in Residence in the dance department at York University,  (1990-1992) and also taught at the Academy of Ballet and Jazz (School of Canadian Ballet Theatre), Ballet Creole Professional Training Program and the Koffler School of Dance (1996-2006). She was also both a dancer and independent choreographer in the Toronto Dance Community and is a member of CADA (Canadian Alliance for Dance Artists).

In 2006, Shula was invited to join the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in Washington DC as a full time adjunct for six months. During that time, she was asked to remain as a core company member and became Resident Artist and Healthy Living Coordinator.  In June 2015, Shula returned to Toronto, maintaining her ties to Dance Exchange as an Associate Artist on future projects of interest.

In 2016 she was a guest artist with Keith Thompson’s Dance Tactics Performance Group in New York in a work called 9th Rib. She is presently working with the In{Heir}itance Project, a theatre project exploring art and Jewish education.

Shula is also Project Facilitator for Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario and choreographs community arts projects with Jumblies Theatre Company. She teaches in the Dance With Parkinsons Program in Toronto and also teaches workshops for seniors with dementia and their caregivers.

Shula Strassfeld: shula@kleintechnique.com




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