Summer Intensive 2019 Instructor
(Itcush Into Dance)
Ashley Johnson is a Regina based dance artist and somatic practitioner. She holds a BA in Dance from the University of Calgary, with special training in Sport Science from the University of Hong Kong and is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan Dance Program. Ashley works with individual clients and groups toshift physical patterning to increase movement efficiency in the Mitzvah Technique and Itcush Method. She is a Continuum Movement teacher registered as a Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist with the international organization ISMETA.
Her interest in the connection between dance and health led her to study with movement pioneers from around North America. In 2007 she relocated to Saskatchewan to apprentice with Amelia Itcush, from 2010 – 2014 she received a scholarship to train in Los Angeles with Emilie Conrad founder of Continuum Movement and in 2014 began apprenticeship in Calgary with elite athlete Shauna Sky in high performance coaching.
Her work as an artist and educator focusing on integrating whole body rehabilitation techniques into dance education has been presented in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, Regina, Saskatoon, and Los Angeles. Ashley is regularly involved as a teacher and performer with New Dance Horizons (Regina). She spent seven years as a teaching artist in Northern Saskatchewan public schools. For samples of Ashley’s work see www.constantlyseekingsoftness.caBack to Instructors