Registered Providers – Canada

The Registered Providers below deliver courses, continuing professional development, guidance and consultancy on all SiDI’s work and certification. We have providers who are both English and French speakers and who work across Canada.

  • Karine Rathle MSc

    Dancer, choreographer, teacher, rehearsal director and researcher in dance and dance science, Karine Rathle is also co-founder and co-director of Fleur d’asphalte, a dance and creation studio in Montreal (Canada). She has a MSc degree in Dance Science from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London (UK). Dance has been an integral part of Karine’s life since childhood, she developed a solid base in classical ballet at Pierre Laporte College. Since then, she has extended this experience to include Contemporary dance, argentinean tango, contact improvisation, modern dance, flamenco, argentinean folkloric dances. She has an extensive teaching experience in ballet, Pilates, tango, applied dance science and the integration of somatic principles in dance education. She has presented her work at conferences and has lead training sessions on different elements of pedagogical teaching approaches such as verbal and tactile feedback, anatomy for the dance class, injury prevention, injury management, fitness and complimentary training, alignment, warming-up cooling down, psychological skills, class progression, improvement of artistic performance through the application of somatic principles focussing on stage presence and well-being as well as the integration of somatic principles in dance training. Her adaptability and inclusive teaching has brought her to share her knowledge around the world, most recently she has been mentoring dancers and teachers in London, Cairo and Montreal.

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  • Hannah Etlin-Stein






    Hannah Etlin-Stein is a Toronto based dance science consultant, Pilates and Strength and Conditioning coach. She completed her BFA in Dance from York University in 2010, and following that taught dance technique and creative dance movement in a studio setting. Hannah then completed a Masters degree in Dance Science from Trinity Laban. She has worked as an associate lecture at Buckinghamshire New University and Middlesex University and guest lectured at University of Roehampton and University of Suffolk. Hannah focuses her work on supplementary training for dancers and posture and alignment with a focus on the use of imagery and visualization. She has worked with athletes and dancers in the UK and Canada from recreational to professional levels developing training programs and corrective exercise programs to both manage and prevent injury, and optimize performance.

    Hannah is actively involved with the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, and is currently the social media coordinator for Healthy Dancer Canada. Hannah is currently in her final term of study to become a Registered Massage Therapist from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy. She is currently planning courses in Toronto.

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  • Andrea Downie

    Andrea Downie is the Founding Director of EnhanceDance, an initiative established in 2017 to share evidence-based best practices in dance teaching, training and performance. She is also the Immediate Past President, Conference Coordinator 2018, and a founding member of Healthy Dancer Canada (HDC) —a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health, well-being and performance of all dancers. She is HDC’s longest serving Board member, instrumental in the development of the organization, having served in every role within the organization since its inception in 2008.

    A dance educator, choreographer and kinesiology instructor with 25 years of experience, Andrea received her HonBFA in Dance Performance and her MA in Dance Studies from York University. Her master’s research focused on motor learning, and from it, she developed the Multisensory Pedagogical Model for Dance Skill Instructionto enhance dance skill learning. Andrea completed her professional training at Dance New Amsterdam (Dance Space Centre) in New York City, and performed with Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects while there. Andrea is one of only a few certified teachers of Simonson Technique in Canada. She is a certified Level 1 & Level 2 Conditioning-with-Imagery (C-I) Training teacher and the C-I Training Course Administrator. She is also a Registered Provider with Safe in Dance International for the Healthy Dance Certificates, and a third-party CPD course provider for Royal Academy of Dance Canada.

    Andrea is currently based in Toronto. She has experience working across Canada in post-secondary dance and kinesiology programs, secondary school dance programs, pre-professional dance programs, and at arts centres and private dance studios. She works actively as a guest dance instructor, teacher-tutor, choreographer and speaker, enthusiastically sharing her passion for dance with teachers and dancers of all ages, levels and abilities. Her dance classes are intelligently-structured, founded on evidence-based principles and best practices, and integrate dance history. She encourages somatic awareness, movement efficiency and effectiveness, and individual artistic expression within a safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment.

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  • University of Calgary

    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

    With diverse and well-rounded programs, the Division of Dance at the University of Calgary gives students the opportunity to explore dance from multiple perspectives. Our students can delve into choreography, performance, technique and improvisation, explore dance production, pedagogy, theory and history, or combine their Dance degree with a second degree in Education or Kinesiology. As part of these programs, students have the option to register for the Healthy Dance Practice Certificate (HDPC). The knowledge and practical experience required to successfully complete the HDPC is embedded within specific university courses, in which students gain understanding and application of the core principles of safe dance practice for teaching across multiple levels and styles of dance.

    Contact: University of Calgary