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Canadian Sport Institute Ontario – TORONTO (November 9, 2016) – Leading Edge After Performance (LEAP) is holding an international conference, LEAP Together: Career and Life Transitions in Dance and Sport, bringing together the sport and dance communities to learn from each other on November 11-12, 2016 in Toronto.

LEAP Together will explore a wide scope of issues including; transition organization models, mental health, strategic partnerships with educational institutions and work sectors, transferable skills and outreach to community stakeholders.

Media are invited to attend the first panel ‘Transition Stories – Personal Perspectives from Athletes and Dancers’ followed by photo and interview opportunities with the panel and event organizers.


  • Christopher Body, Former First Soloist, National Ballet of Canada
  • Thomas Hall, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medallist (Sprint Canoe)
  • Annamay Oldershaw (Pierse), 2008 Olympian (Swimming)
  • Angel Wong, Dancer, Opera Atelier; Owner & FOR LOVE
  • Moderator: Tom Allen, CBC Broadcaster

*Speaker availability subject to change without notice.

When: Friday November 11th, 2016 from 9:50am to 11am

Where: St. James Cathedral Centre, Toronto (65 Church St, Toronto, ON M5C 2E9)

About LEAP

Leading Edge After Performance (LEAP) is an innovative initiative bringing the dance and sport communities together in a collaborative partnership to explore career and life transition issues specific to their unique constituents: high performance athletes and professional dancers. LEAP is a pioneering partnership between Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) and Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO). A non-profit organization, the LEAP project is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.  

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Media Contacts:

Laura Albright

Senior Communications Coordinator, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

Tel: 41.596.1240 Ext. 238
Email: | @CSIOntario

Kallee Lins
Marketing & Communications Manager, Dancer Transition Resource Centre
Tel: 416-595-5655
Email: | @DanceTransition

Michael Du Maresq
Managing Director, Leading Edge After Performance (LEAP)
Tel: 416-595-5655
Email: | @leaptransition