DanceNL and the Canadian Dance Assembly are very happy and proud that actor, writer and filmmaker Ruth Lawrence is one of 2013’s Dance Ambassadors. Enjoy her wonderful Dance Week message!
Ruth Lawrence’s work as an actor, writer and filmmaker has taken her to Ireland, France, the US, and across Canada. Her short films have screened across Canada and the US. As co-Artistic Director of White Rooster Theatre, she produced and performed in the Canadian tour of MonaRita, a comedy that earned rave reviews and was named Outstanding Ensemble of Fringe Toronto 2011 by NOW Magazine. Ruth won the 2011 Joan Orenstein Best Actress Award for Clipper Gold at the Atlantic Film Festival and the 2011 RBC Michelle Jackson Award for Emerging Filmmaker to produce the short film, Two Square Feet, with Jeanne Beker. She was named the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council’s 2011 Artist of the Year and in 2013 was honoured with the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. Ruth is the former chair of the board for Neighbourhood Dance Works. She loves all forms of dance!