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Packwood, Gail


Gail Packwood is currently the Managing Director of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and has come full circle, returning to dance after starting her career with the Dance Umbrella of Ontario. Prior to joining the School, Gail was the Director of Project Management and Creative Logistics at Catalyst TCM, where she worked with both theatre and dance clients on management solutions, touring, and presenting projects. She was Executive Director for the Artists’ Health Centre Foundation (now Artists’ Health Alliance), working to secure affordable health treatment options for the artistic community in the Greater Toronto Area.

Gail was a 2010 Arts Management Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., America’s national performing arts institution and the living memorial to President John F. Kennedy.

Prior to her time in Washington, Gail was the Associate Producer at the Canadian Stage Company, and she worked for seven years with Mirvish Productions in various positions in company management and production. She was President of the Board of Directors for the Theatre Centre. Gail holds a MA from the Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama at the University of Toronto and a BFA in Theatre from York University.

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