Tanya Berg

Course Director

PhD - York University, Toronto

Location(s) / Contact Info:

Keele Campus

Email: tanyacb2@yorku.ca

Available to supervise graduate students


Tanya Berg is a Toronto-based ballet teacher, dance educator, and researcher. Her varied research centers on fostering healthy communication between students and teacher, and facilitating holistic education both in the dance studio and the classroom. Tanya holds a PhD in Dance Studies from York University and is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School Teacher Training Program. Tanya currently teaches in the Faculty of Education and the Dance Department at York University, as well as the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Toronto. Tanya has presented her research at many international conferences and her publications can be found in journals including Research in Dance Education and Journal of Dance Education, University of Toronto Quarterly, Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada, as well as in the anthology Ethical Dilemmas in Dance Education: Case Studies on Humanizing Dance Pedagogy. 

Faculty & School/Dept

  • Faculty of Education -

Courses Taught

  • Integration Through Arts (ED/EDIN 4000)
  • Place and Learning (ED/EDST 1200)
  • Reading, Writing, Dancing (FA/DANC 3330)
  • Situated Learning and Education (ED/EDST 1100)
  • Skills for Success in the Arts (FA/PANF 1900)
  • Teaching Dance to Children (FA/DANC 3368)

Selected Publications