Ruth Douthwright

About Ruth

Ruth Douthwright is a dance artist and movement educator. For over a decade Ruth has been a certified teacher of the Axis Syllabus offering individual and group movement therapy, dance classes and workshops, and as a guest teacher in Dance and Yoga Teacher Trainings programs both nationally and internationally. Formative education in folk, sacred dance, storytelling and music has greatly influenced her work. Graduate from LADMMI - École de danse contemporaine de Montréal with parallel studies in Voice, Experiential Anatomy, Body Mind Centering and Continuum with Linda Rabain. Continued studies at Laban (London UK), The Body Weather Farm and The Kyoto Arts Centre (Japan). Ruth worked with Frey Faust ABCDC (France) 2003-2008, L’Inattendue Compagnie (Belgium) 2006-2008, Dasein Dance Theatre (London Canada) 2014-2016. Patria Series with R. Murray Schafer and Dance Director of National Artist Program/ Canada Summer Games in London and co-artistic director of FLUX Dance Festival 2014-2016.

Ruth now lives in London Ontario with her family and beloved dog where she works as a Dance Artist and Educator with the London Artist in Residence, ongoing programs at Museum London and through the Public School Board.

Performance highlights include: ABCDC touring Living River, Home in the Sky & Blind Faith: Tanzhaus (Dusseldorf), Moissac, 418 (Santa Cruz CA), Los Talleres (Mexico City), Tipping Point (Marseille), L’Inattendue Compagnie and choir Meli Melo (Brussels). Ongoing research and performance projects Ecological Bodying with Strange Strangers Collective Kevin O’Connor and Billy Douthwright: Caboose 2010, Confluence 2011, restoring 2014 and Understories 2015.