A graduate of the RWB School’s Professional Division Teacher Training Program (1989), Ms Davidson holds an Associate Diploma certificate with the Cecchetti Society (1997), and a B.A. in Kinesiology (2011). She has been involved in many aspects of the RWB School throughout her career. Ms. Davidson has been principal of the Recreational Division (1998 to 2005), artistic coordinator for the Recreational Division (1995-1998), and continues to teach in the Teacher Training Programme, Recreational and Professional Divisions of the School today.
In 2009 Ms. Davidson developed the ExploreAbility movement program for adults with disabilities, this program incorporates dance, music and fitness in a program designed for individuals with varying movement abilities. To further her experience working with individuals with disabilities, has also worked as an assistant at The Movement Centre of Manitoba, Inc. working mainly with children who have Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Autism and adult Stroke patients.
Though she is versed in modern dance, the main focus of Ms. Davidson teaching is classical ballet and children’s work. She is proud of all of her student’s achievements and is pleased that many have gone onto varied careers in dance, including several who now have successful teaching careers at the RWB and throughout Manitoba.
Ms. Davidson has had the honor of adjudicating festivals across western Canada, and has guest taught on behalf of the RWB School in South Africa (2003) and taught workshops for the Manitoba S.A.G conferences (1997-2001). She is particularly proud of the weeklong ‘Literacy through Dance’ project developed with Marion Elementary School involving the students and faculty of the school, as well as the student teachers from the RWB Teacher Training Program. She has also taught and choreographed for the University of Manitoba School of Music Opera students.
In September 2011 Ms. Davidson developed an online dance health and wellness resource for students, teachers, and parents in dance called Access Dance for Life! And is excited to be teaching a dance education course for the University of Winnipeg’s Kinesiology Department beginning January 2012.
Ms. Davidson has been active in the Winnipeg dance and education community serving on the board of the Manitoba Alliance for Arts Education, as Vice-President and member of Dance Manitoba, and as Secretary, Vice-Chair and active member of the Cecchetti Society of Canada, Manitoba branch.