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 her former company 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 was also a member of the breakdance 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 and teaching in Costa Rica.