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Jonathan Osborn (b. Montreal, Canada, 1974) is a Toronto-based artist, educator, and researcher whose artistic and academic interests include human-animal relations, choreographic transmission, practice as research, museum studies, and representations of life within film, animation, and video games. A graduate of the Toronto Dance Theatre’s professional training program, Jonathan also studied at the Merce Cunningham Studio and Jacob’s Pillow and performed for Canadian artists including Dancetheatre David Earle and Bill James. As a choreographer, Jonathan focuses on the solo form and his work has received support from municipal, provincial, and national funding bodies including the TAC, OAC, and CCA. His most recent works ARK (2017), ARCHE (2018), GARDEN (2018), and FOSSIL (2019), Xenomorphia (2020), and One Hundred Years (2022) have been based on human and nonhuman bodies staged within different cultural forums including zoos, gardens, museums and archives. Jonathan is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Toronto and York University and holds a PhD in Dance Studies, an MA in Dance, and a BA in English Literature. His SSHRC funded research Between Species: Choreographing Human and Animal Bodies focused on kinaesthetic human-animal relations in a variety of settings and contexts and was nominated for the York University Dissertation Prize and his academic work has been published in journals and collected editions including Zoo Studies: A New Humanities (2019) and Narrative in Performance (2018). As an educator Jonathan focusses on student-centered learning that encourages student awareness, skill acqusition, and reflection rather than replicability or dogma.