Jonathan Osborn (b. Montreal, Canada, 1974) is a Toronto-based choreographer, 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) have been based on nonhuman bodies staged within different cultural forums including zoos, gardens, and museums. Jonathan is currently contract faculty in AMPD at York University and holds a Ph.D. in Dance Studies, an MA in Dance, and a BA in English Literature. His SSHRC funded research "Between Species: Choreographing Human and Animal Bodies" which focused on kinaesthetic human-animal relations in a variety of settings and contexts 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).

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