CREATOR OF DANCE EQUATIONS – Author, Educator, Speaker, Choreographer, dancer
Miranda Abbott is a professional dancer and choreographer as well as an author, educator and workshop leader, specializing in teaching curriculum through dance, art and literature. She has provided Dance Equation™ workshops to hundreds of teachers and has taught thousands of children in Canada and Costa Rica.
After teaching educational workshops for several years, Miranda felt it necessary to create Dance Equations, a company that develops math dance programs with cross-curricular linkages for educators. Beyond Movement is the first of many educational resources developed and illustrated by Miranda to teach educators a new way of helping students understand complex mathematical concepts.
As the founder and chief artistic influence behind Event Horizon Dance, Miranda’s choreography focuses on math, science, philosophy and political themes. Her dance company has been featured on several radio and television programs and her dancers have performed at many musical theatre productions and festivals.
Miranda has written programs and resource materials for The Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre and the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto). She has also created illustrations, designs and marketing materials for her company and numerous other organizations.
AS A DANCER
Miranda has toured across Canada and performed original and memorable works by many
choreographers and dancers, including David Earle, Carol Anderson, José Limón, Sharon Moore, Michael Trent, and Keith Lee of New York City, to name a few.
Miranda is also member of the break dance group So-Be-It Union, and has appeared in music videos with Masia One and Classified. The So-Be-It Union was an opening act for Maestro Fresh Wes and has performed at Harbourfront’s ‘Beats, Breaks and Culture Festival, The Big Norm Show, Footprints, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Hip-Hop Festival.
She has toured to Berlin, Germany and is now performing in Costa Rica. The So-Be-It Union is a division of Event Horizon Dance and focuses primarily on urban dance forms.
AS A CHOREOGRAPHER
Miranda’s work as a choreographer has been featured at: In a White Room Performance Series, At the Wrecking Ball Performance Series, Art Gallery of Ontario, Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, Kitchener-Waterloo Hip-Hop Expo, and Harbourfront’s ‘Beats, Breaks and Culture Festival. In addition, Miranda has choreographed pieces for the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, The Y.A.P. Company, and The Unionville School of the Arts.
She has also choreographed the musicals Beauty and the Beast (2008) and The Wizard of Oz (2009), The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2010) and Rent (2011) for Fallen Rock Productions.
Miranda has produced/choreographed several full-length evenings of dance for her company; Flight and Other Such Adventures and Dust…, both included pieces from older and current repertoire.
Most recently she has collaborated with Chestnut Hall Music and choreographed and performed in A Hero’s Journey (Cave of Echoes) along side Libydo and musicians; Michale Occhipinti, Guy Few, Nadina Makie Jackson, Hugh Marsh, Douglas Perry, Kevin Ramessar and mezzo-soprano Laura Pudwell.
Dust… By Event Horizon Dance.
Other performances by Event Horizon Dance.
Miranda Abbott teaching Dance Equations.