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Kari Pederson Instructor, Acting for Film and TV

Kari Pederson (she/they) is an award-winning actor, choreographer, director, dramaturge, and academic based in Tkaronto, Canada. She has over 20 years experience on stage working in devised physical theatre, design-led creation, and contemporary dance and has recently began working as a movement director for film. Her academic research on how a performer listens, tunes in, and becomes present will be published next year in About Performance, a peer-reviewed journal out of University of Sydney, Australia. Kari holds an M.A. in Interdisciplinary studies with a focus on live performance from York University and is a certified Kundalini yoga instructor. Kari’s experimental approach to performance creation has been recognized by the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, Canada Council for the Arts, Dancemakers Centre for Creation, The Toronto Dance Community Love In, Hub 14, and Series 8:08.