Dancer Transition Resource Centre
Founded in 1985 by former ballerina Joysanne Sidimus, the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) is a Canadian charity that provides counselling and retraining grants to dancers making career transitions. In 2006, Joysanne Sidimus was awarded the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, in part due to her work establishing the Dancer Transition Resource Centre.Karen Kain was the founding Board President of the Dancer Transition Resource Centre.
The Dancer Transition Resource Centre is a member of the International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers(IOTPD). Other organizations in the IOTPD include: Career Transition For Dancers (US), The Dancers' Career Development (UK), Association Pour la Reconversion des Danseurs Professionnels (Switzerland).
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- Dierdre Kelly, "Av Paul finds there is life after dance", The Globe and Mail, May 11, 1985
- Jamie Portman, "A dancer's short life: many can't cope after careers end", The Ottawa Citizen, February 1, 1986
- Susan Walker, The Toronto Star, Entertainment, January 31, 2008, https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/298929
- Governor General's Performing Arts Awards website entry for Joysanne Sidimus,http://www.ggpaa.ca/en/recipient.html?p_sidimus_j
- Natasha Gauthier, "Sidimus improved life for dancers stepping into career change", The Ottawa Citizen, November 4, 2006
- Martin Knelman, "Toronto artists' night to shine/Gala honours our nation's best", The Toronto Star, November 6, 2006
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-05-26. Retrieved 2008-01-13.
- IOTPD website at "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-08-06..
- Career Transition for Dancers website at http://www.careertransition.org/
- Dancers' Career Development website at http://www.thedcd.org.uk/
- French-speaking part of Switzerland Transition centre website at http://www.dance-transition.ch