Meet the Team
Julie Dawn Smith
While studying music performance and working as a free-lance musician, Executive Director Julie Dawn Smith developed a painful and debilitating condition that ultimately put a stop to her playing career. Had the Artists’ Health Alliance existed at that time, not only would she have benefited greatly from the resources, knowledge, and guidance the AHA offers, she would have had the information and tools needed to heal and continue with her performance career.
Since that time Julie’s focus has been to facilitate and advocate for the careers of other artists through arts programming, arts education, and academic writing. She is the former executive director of Coastal Jazz and the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Guelph Jazz Festival. She has developed many outreach, education and arts programs throughout her career and has published articles in the areas of gender, improvisation, and cultural studies. She has studied classical music, jazz performance, experimental and electronic composition, South Asian music, and interdisciplinary fine arts. Julie holds an honours B.A. in music from York University, a diploma in jazz studies from Humber College, an M.A. in interdisciplinary arts from Chicago's Columbia College, and a PhD in interdisciplinary studies from the University of British Columbia.
Program & Education Coordinator
Netta Kornberg is a researcher and arts organizer with international experience spanning three continents. She has worked on public and popular education projects at the Royal Ontario Museum, South African History Online and the Faculty of Education, York University. She holds an MPhil. from the University of Cambridge, UK, and an Hons. B.A. at the University of Toronto.
Helena Pagano, Interim Chair
John Hudecki, Vice-Chair
Jill Humphries, Secretary
John Moody, Treasurer
Dr. Lee Bartel
Dr. Darrell Ogilvie-Harris
Pat Dumas-Hudecki, Co-Chair
John Hudecki, Co-Chair
Michael Du Maresq
Resilience and Abuse in Arts Training
April 18, 2018
Dr. Ashley Stirling and Dr. Beth McCharles team up to deliver this double bill on the delicate task of training young performers to fulfill their potential. Join us for two presentations and a Q&A. Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones and Words Can Really Hurt Me: Abusive Coaching in Sport and ...