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^ Elaine Biagi Turner
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)

Other related teaching:
Baroque dance
Organizational associations:
Education and experience:
(related to Renaissance Dance)

Languages:
Remarks:
Email address:
Postal Address: 83 Gatwick Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4C 1W4
Canada
Phone: +1 (416) 698-9801
Fax:
Web page:

^ Carlos Blanco
Location: Zaragoza, Spain
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
15th and 16th C Italian, Spanish, French and Elizabethan.
Other related teaching:
At Nonsuch International Summer Schools in Early Dance in Spain and England. Dance teacher at the Drama School of Zaragoza and guess teacher in a workshop at Guilford School of Acting and Dance in London (England).
Organizational associations: Nonsuch History & Dance Ltd
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance) I took classes and still learning after seven years from Peggy Dixon. Also some teaching from other teachers in England and my own approach to the original sources.
Languages: English, Spanish, French and Italian
Remarks: Teacher in Early dance at several Universities in Spain such Barcelona, Caceres or Zaragoza. Also in workshops and post graduate courses for the Ministry of Culture of Spain. I translated into Spanish and Edited the first volume of the Nonsuch Early Dance Series (9 volumes) devoted to Medieval and French Basse Dance. I wrote two entries for the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Culture in preparation by Routledge Publishers (London). As a choreographer I work for stage and television. My last duty was the dances for the Medieval Parade organized in Conmemoration of the Coronation of one of our kings Peter the first, with the presence of their Highness the King and the Queen of Spain (1997)
Email address: danza@mx3.redestb.es
Postal Address: C/ Pignatelli, 55, 4: I. 50.004 ZARAGOZA. (SPAIN)
Phone: +34 976 43 92 28
Fax:
Web page: http://personal.redestb.es/danza/

^ Pierre Chartrand
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
Mainly the French sources: Arbeau and Antonius Arena. Also English and a little bit of Italian.
Other related teaching:
Traditional dancing, history and ethnography of dance.
Organizational associations: Teaches in Dance bacc. at Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) in history and ethnography of traditional dance. Director of the documentation center MNEMO (in traditional dance and music).
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance) Master in Dance (Paris IV - Sorbonne) France (dance, history, ethnography). Dancer since 1971, in Renaissance since approx. 1983. Dancer in the Compagnie de danse Maitre Guillaume (1988-1991), Paris, and also in Ris et Danceries, Paris. Dancer in the TV series Marguerite Volant.
Languages: French, English
Remarks: Some publications (videotapes and books) on traditional dancing in Quebec province.
Email address: k25021@nobel.si.uqam.ca
Postal Address: 7419 rue Garnier
Montreal, Quebec   H2E 2A4
Canada
Phone: +1 (514) 727-3455
Fax: +1 (514) 727-4915
Web page:

^ Andrew Draskóy
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)

Other related teaching:

Organizational associations: Co-Director, Compagnia Gioiosa
Choreographer, Louder than Words
Creator/Maintainer of the RENDANCE mailing list and web page.
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance)
Languages: English
Remarks:
Email address: andrew@mun.ca
Postal Address: 16 McDougall St.
St. John's, NF   A1C 2S8
CANADA
Phone: +1 (709) 738-3079
Fax: +1 (709) 737-3514
Web page: http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~andrew/home.html

^ D. Elson (Del)
Location: Sydney, Australia
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
Beginner to intermediate classes with emphasis on 15th-century Italian sources. Also reconstruction and source analysis.
Other related teaching:

Organizational associations: Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance)
Languages: English
Remarks: Author of Del's Dance Book.
Email address: del@babel.matra.com.au
Postal Address: D Elson
1/31 Carr Street
Waverton NSW   2060
Phone: +612 9955 2272
Fax: +612 9957 1667
Web page: http://www.sca.org.au/del/

^ John Garden
Location: Canberra, Australia
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
Renaissance Dance, Playford Dance, English Country Dancing
Other related teaching:
Western European dances from the last 500 years.
Organizational associations:
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance) Please see webpage: http://www.earthlydelights.com.au/ for biography
Languages: English
Remarks:
Email address: garden@earthlydelights.com.au
Postal Address: 87 Schlich Street
Yarralumla ACT 2600
Australia
Phone: (02) 62811098
Fax: (02) 62811098
Web page: http://www.earthlydelights.com.au/

^ Kristina Hildebrand
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
Primarily Italian 15th century (reconstruction and dancing). Also Italian 16th century and Playford.
Other related teaching:

Organizational associations: Founder of the Reanissance dance group Joyous Gard, member of the SCA.
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance) Teaching regularly since 1990. Attended courses taught by Jane Gingell and Barbara Sparti.
Languages: Swedish, English
Remarks:
Email address: boyle@algonet.se
Postal Address: S-752 43 Uppsala
Sweden
Phone: +46-(0)18-52 09 41
Fax:
Web page:

^ Nona Monáhin
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
15th, 16th, and early 17th centuries (all levels). Choreography for theater and opera.
Other related teaching:
Baroque dance (elementary level). Renaissance and Baroque dance for musicians. Music for dancers.
Organizational associations: Society of Dance History Scholars. American Musicological Society. Musicological Society of Australia. Shakespeare Association of America.
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance) Instructor in Renaissance and Baroque Dance in Five College Early Music Program, Amherst, Massachusetts. Completing PhD in Musicology, on dance and music in Caroso and Negri, from Monash University, Australia. (Dance history advisor: Julia Sutton.) Former member of Ingrid Brainard's Cambridge Court Dancers. Choreographies include dances for Shakespeare's plays, for Hampshire Shakespeare Company; Monteverdi's Orfeo, for University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Fletcher's The Tamer Tamed, for Washington and Lee University, Virginia. Renaissance/Baroque dance teachers include: Ingrid Brainard, Barbara Sparti, Julia Sutton, Dorothy Olsson, Margaret Daniels, Ken Pierce.
Languages: English, German, Russian.
Remarks: Other dance background includes ballet, modern dance, Isadora Duncan dance, Russian folk/character dance, English country dancing, International folk dancing.
Email address: nmonahin@amherst.edu
Postal Address:
Phone:
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^ Maria José Ruiz Mayuordomo Spanish, French
Location: Madrid, Spain
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
Courtly Dance of the 15th and 16th centuries
Other related teaching:
Courtly Dance of the 17th and 18th centuries
Organizational associations: Sociedad Española de Musicología
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance) Classes from Barbara Sparti, Andrea Francalanci, Carles Mas, and Mary Collins.

Teacher of courses, workshops and choreographer with: Compañia de Danza Antigua "Ana Yepes"
Compañia Nacional de Teatro Cl´sico
Compañía de Danza Hist&ocaute;rica Esquivel
Asociacion de Danza Hist&ocaute;rica Esquivel
Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Alicante (Spain)
Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Valencia (Spain)
Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Granada (Spain)
Universidad de Salamanca (Spain)
Universidad de Oviedo (Spain)
Universidad de Alcala de Henares (Madrid/Spain)
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
Bar-Ilan University (Israel)

Languages:
Remarks: Specialist in spanish sources:
Manuscrito de la Real Academia de la Historia (S. XVI)
Libro de Danzar de Juan Antonio Jaque (S.XVII - Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid)
Arte de Danzar a la Francesa y Española (Minguet e Irol, ca. 1735)
Email address: mjruiz@attglobal.net
Postal Address: Bravo Murillo 30 - Apto. 503
28015 MADRID
SPAIN
Phone: +34 91 448 54 35
Fax: +34 91 448 54 35
Web page:

^ Steven Percer
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
Movement and Manners associated with dance.
Other related teaching:
Late 18th Century American Social Dance, nineteenth Century Social Dances, from the Early to the Late. Ragtime Dancing to the First World War.
Organizational associations:
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance) Over twenty years reconstructing, teaching, studying, and performing.
Languages: English
Remarks:
Email address: history@one.net
Postal Address:
Phone: +1 (513) 474-0225
Fax: +1 (513) 474-0225
Web page:

^ Diana Scrivener
Location: Dorset, U.K.
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
15th century Italian dances from the treatises of Domenico and Guglielmo
Other related teaching:
Dance from the Mediaeval period to Late 18th century
Organizational associations: Committee of the Early Dance Circle, ISTD Dance Research Committee, Member of Nonsuch
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance) Over two decades teaching experience. Studied extensively with Belinda Quirey.
Languages: English
Remarks:
Email address: coranto@aol.com
Postal Address: Sunnyside
Primrose Hill
East Stour
Gillingham
Dorset
SP8 5JS
U.K.

Phone: 01747 838672
Fax: 01747 838672
Web page:

^ Bob Skiba
Location: Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
Choreographs and teaches Renaissance social and theater dance for amateur and professional dancers.
Other related teaching:
Renaissance and Baroque stage acting and gesture, as well as modern and vintage ballroom dance.
Organizational associations: Choreographer and acting/movement coach for Ex Machina Baroque Opera Co., Minneapolis. Dance instructor for Historic Philadelphia Inc., Philadelphia.
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance) With a strong dance background from the Boston Ballet the Boston Conservatory of Music and the Early Dance Institute, as well as a degree in linguistics from Boston College, Bob has taught Renaissance dance workshops and classes for historic groups, universities and early music groups across the U.S. and Mexico. He has also choreographed and performed in dozens of professional early stage productions.
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian
Remarks:
Email address: midski@erols.com
Postal Address: 35 Violet Lane
Lansdowne, PA 19050
U.S.A.
Phone: +1 (610) 622-0766
Fax: +1 (610) 622-0766
Web page:

^ Janna G. Spanne
Location: Lund, Sweden
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
  1. 15th century Italian, all levels, incl. reconstruction
  2. 16th century: simple social dances from period sources
  3. whole Renaissance period: basic reconstruction and period-style choreography
  4. whole Renaissance period: social vs. performance dancing

Other related teaching:
Medieval (all levels) and Baroque (beginners) dance. Medieval-style choreography. Development of institutionalized (theatrical and upper-class social) dance in Western Europe from the Middle Ages to modern times .
Organizational associations: Cadenza, Southern Sweden's Early Dance Society (artistic director)
SCA, Society for Creative Anachronism (OL for dance); Kingdom of Drachenwald, Principality of Nordmark, Shire of Attemark
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance) Founding member of Cadenza (1984). Taught early dance at local, national and international level (Drachenwald Kingdom University, 25 and 30 Year Celebration) in the SCA. Studied early dance with Peggy Dixon, Madeleine Inglehearn, Andrea Francalanci, Jane Gingell, Philippa Waite, teachers from the Dolmetch Society, Frantisek Bonus of the Prague Conservatory. 20 years' advanced amateur ballet experience, 5 years' amateur ballet teaching experience.
Languages: English, Swedish, German, French, Czech, Spanish
Remarks:
Email address: janna.spanne@kansli.lth.se
Postal Address: Nyckelkroken 50
226 47 Lund
Sweden
Phone: +46 46 2229750 (office), +46 70 542 9915 (mobile)
Fax: +46 46 2224531 (office)
Web page:

^ Susan Guthmann Henry
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
Arbeau's Orchesography with occasional forays into Italian Renaissance.
Other related teaching:
English Country Dance from Playford's first edition.
Organizational associations: Society of Creative Anachronism
Tapestry, a local folk dance club that occasionally hosts period dance classes.
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance) Self-taught & classes from Elaine Ferris, Donna Conrad, Andrew Vorder Bruegge, Ingrid Brainard, Jane Peck.
B.A. in music including much early music.
Languages: English
Remarks: My name with the SCA is Rosanore of Redthorn. Under that name, I edited the Rose and Nefr Dance Manual.
Email address: sgh@itasca.net
Postal Address: 258 South Griggs Street
Saint Paul, MN   55105
U.S.A.
Phone: +1 (612) 699-0714
+1 (612) 292-6392 (work)
Fax: +1 (612) 292-6660 (work)
Web page: http://www.itasca.net/~sgh/

^ Julia Sutton
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
All aspects of Renaissance dance. I am chiefly interested in instructing teachers who are trying to do their own reconstructions. The connections between choreographies and their music are revealed in the sources in myriad ways; it is my expertise here that I would like to pass on. Unless the clues in the text and the music are considered together the likelihood of error is high. Doing it by "feel" is not adequate!
Other related teaching:

Organizational associations: AMS, SDHS
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance) Phd, Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
Languages: English
Remarks: I have been a professor of musicology for forty years. I am also a pianist. Now retired as prof. emerita of New England Conservatory.
Email address: jsutton@world.std.com
Postal Address: 24 Graymore Road
Waltham, MA 02154
U.S.A.
Phone: +1 (617) 893-0856
Fax: call above for info.
Web page:

^ Cheryl L. Stafford
Location: Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
All aspects of Renaissance dance and movement. 15th, 16th, early 17th centuries.
Other related teaching:
Baroque/18th C dance, movement and gesture. 19th Century dance
Organizational associations: EMA, SDHS, ICHPER.SD, AAHPERD, Maryland Council for Dance
Education and experience: (related to Renaissance Dance) 20 years experience studying, researching, teaching, performing.
Languages: English
Remarks: Classes offered weekly in the Washington area in Baroque and 19th C dance.
Email address: cherylstafford@juno.com
Postal Address: 128 Bent Twig Lane
Gaithersburg, MD 20878-2735
U.S.A.
Phone: +1 (301) 330-0072
Fax: +1 (301) 330-0072
Web page:

^ Allan Terry and Frances Grimble
Location: San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
16th-century Italian dance, especially Caroso, Negri, and Lupi. We also teach Arbeau and more minor sources.
Other related teaching:
Early 19th-century (Regency), Victorian, ragtime, and 1920s dance, plus some 18th-century dance.
Organizational associations:
Education and experience:
(related to Renaissance Dance)
We have danced, researched, taught, and performed as partners since 1974. Frances Grimble has a degree in history from San Francisco State University. We studied Renaissance dance intensively with Angene Feves and other instructors. We taught Renaissance through 1920s dances for a weekly class at the East Bay Vintage Dance Society for 2 1/2 years. Currently we teach special workshops for a variety of organizations.
Languages: English
Remarks: Frances Grimble is the author of _After a Fashion: How to Reproduce, Restore, and Wear Vintage Styles_, which includes Elizabethan and other historic styles shown in dance poses.
Email address: lavolta@best.com
Postal Address: Frances Grimble and Allan Terry
20 Meadowbrook Drive
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: +1 (415) 566-6259
Fax:
Web page: http://www.best.com/~lavolta/dance/

^ Mark Waks (Justin du Coeur)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Teaching focus:
(with Renaissance Dance)
Occasional classes, mainly on the basics of reconstruction, with an eye towards helping people learn from the primary sources as much as possible.
Other related teaching:
Various Renaissance subjects within the SCA, with a current focus on Medieval and Renaissance gaming and gambling.
Organizational associations: SCA (Barony of Carolingia (Boston))
Founding Editor of The Letter of Dance
Founder of Carolingian Accademia della Danza, a small local reconstruction group
Education and experience:
(related to Renaissance Dance)
Learned from a variety of SCA dancemasters, plus a little direct teaching from Ingrid Brainard. Otherwise mainly self-taught from the literature. Served as local dancemaster for two years, and have taught in a number of locations around North America.
Languages: English
Remarks:
Email address: justin@inmet.com
Postal Address: 82 Montclair Ave.
Waltham, MA 02154, U.S.A.
Phone:
Fax:
Web page: http://www.inmet.com/~justin/


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