Judith Marcuse’s career includes five decades as dancer, choreographer, director, producer, educator, consultant, writer and lecturer. Trained in dance in Canada and abroad, she performed for more than 20 years with Canadian and European companies, including with the repertory dance company she founded in 1980. She has created more than 100 dance/theatre/film works and produced 6 large-scale arts festivals. For the last 20 years, her internationally-recognized work has focused on community-engaged art for social change (ASC). She teaches, speaks and consults internationally.
Marcuse is Founder and Director of the International Centre of Art for Social Change, leading a six-year study on ASC in Canada while establishing a two-year graduate program in the field. She is a recipient of major awards, including an honorary doctorate, and recently, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Network for Arts and Learning.