PD / RD Artistic Faculty
A graduate of the RWB School’s Professional Division Teacher Training Program (1989), Ms Ladwig holds an Associate Diploma certificate with the Cecchetti Society of Canada (1997), and a B.A. in Kinesiology (2011). Ms. Ladwig previously held the position of principal of the Recreational Division (1998 to 2005), and teaches Ballet and Creative Movement in the Teacher Training Program. Ms Ladwig also works as the University of Winnipeg’s Faculty of Kinesiology as a contract faculty member.
In 2009 Ms Ladwig developed the ExplorAbility movement program for adults with disabilities for the RWB School, this program incorporates dance, music and fitness in a program designed for individuals with varying movement abilities. Through her web-based business, Access Dance for Life, Ms Ladwig also offers this specialized programming to children, youth and adults through her own community programs and programming for the Rady Jewish Community Centre, the Rehabilitation Centre for Children, Trailblazers Life Choices, Inc., and the Manitoba Wheelchair Sport Association.
Ms Ladwig has had the honor of adjudicating dance festivals across western Canada, and has guest taught on behalf of the RWB School in South Africa (2003) and taught workshops for the Manitoba S.A.G conferences (1997-2001). She is particularly proud of the weeklong ‘Literacy through Dance’ project developed with Marion Elementary School involving the students and faculty of the school, as well as the student teachers from the RWB Teacher Training Program.
Ms Ladwig is currently a graduate student at the University of Manitoba pursuing a M.Sc. in Kinesiology with a focus on Motor Learning and Control in relation to dance and disability.