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Janice Laurence (she/her)


Janice is a dual citizen of Canada and New Zealand and has also lived in Germany, Greenland, and Las Vegas. She is a life-long learner, educator, and world traveller. She holds a BA (Psychology), a British Columbia Teacher’s Certificate, and a MA (Education) from Simon Fraser University. 

Her unique dance practice includes the joyful exploration of using various mobility aids, and she loves working on performance art. Janice was born with the progressive neuromuscular disease Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT). She is passionate about inclusive dance and has devoted the past few years to her dance practice while managing complex health issues. 

In 2020, she was featured in the AMI-tv wellness documentary series Mind Set Go (Anaïd Productions Inc, in partnership with the Canadian Paralympic Committee). She has been featured on CBC and several local podcasts as she moves forward in discovering what is possible and sharing her experiences.

Janice Laurence (she/her)
Photo credit: K Ho A portrait of Janice (she/her) a white person with a cool skin tone and long blond hair poses in her manual wheelchair. She is wearing a red tank top, pink leggings, and leopard print ankle foot orthoses. She is leaning back with one leg kicked up in the air, smiling at the camera with an expression of fun, joyful energy.
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