Alison is a Toronto-based arts educator and fitness instructor with a strong background in performance. Her reserach focuses on wellness and embodied educational practices in secondary schools. After graduating from University of Toronto and Sheridan College (Theatre and Drama Studies) in 2012, Alison discovered a love for fitness and the wellness of performers which led her on a path to a career in the fitness industry and ultimately in education. This year, Alison earned her Bachelor of Education from York University and began supply teaching at the Toronto District School Board. She looks forward to deepening her knowledge of embodied practices for the benefit her students during her studies in the MA program.
What you like to do when you aren’t being a grad student
When not stuck under a pile of reading and theory, I can be found swinging kettlebells, lifting weights, or instructing community minded group fitness at La Femme Strong. I also love getting lost, clearing my mind, and taking in the fresh air on Toronto's trails while out for long runs.