Pulse Team: Carmelina Martin
Dance as Embodied Inquiry
Founder + Chair
As Chair, I consult, vision, mobilize, organize, write grants and seek collaborators, allies and critical friends in the world of dance education. I have the unique privilege of leading the most visionary Pulse team members in the dance education community.
Carmelina Martin’s teaching career spans over two decades in the Peel District School Board in Ontario. Involved in a variety of provincial, national and international projects; including shaping policy for dance, curriculum writing and reviewing, writing and implementing in-service teacher education programs in dance with York University, a presenter at UNESCO on Arts and Learning and the daCi conference in Taiwan and Saskatoon, a panelist and founding member for the National Roundtable for Teacher Education in the Arts, founder and director of Pulse Ontario Youth Dance Conference and a recipient of the Ontario Premier Teacher of the Year Award in 2011. Carmelina founded Pulse in 2004 and continues to chair of the Pulse committee. She has extended the scope of the project to include conferences in other jurisdictions in Ontario such as North Bay and Ottawa, the development of a Professional Learning Symposium for dance educators called Free Flow and the most recent development to include Pulse Outreach Initiatives branch with a projects to take place in various communities in Ontario. In 2016, Carmelina was seconded to the Ontario College of Teachers as a Program Officer in the Accreditation unit which reviews and accredits Pre-Service Teacher Education programs in the province.