While I am the Artistic Director of FODAR it easy to forget that I was once and occasionally still am a dancer. I started my dance career by attending a class taught by Elizabeth Langley in Ottawa in January of 1975. I was 24 at the time. I didn’t really know much about dance or what to expect. I had spent the previous five years leading a kind of ‘wild west’ sort of life in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories and had a girlfriend who was once a dancer. Based on her stories, I gave dance a try. Let’s say I wasn’t a natural, but somehow I got hooked. I went to Halifax to study music and English in the fall of 1975 and found a dance class to take with Pat Richards. Over my three years in Halifax I switched from English to dance and somehow, against a million odds, became a dancer. I helped start a company in 1977 in Halifax and that fall left to try to join the Danny Grossman Company in Toronto. Magically I ended up on stage with them in NYC that fall. And now, here I am at 73, still dancing a bit and very thankful to have had a really delightful career.