Carolyn Hebert

Carolyn Hebert is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. Under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca Lloyd, Carolyn’s SSHRC funded research explores the phenomenon of interactive flow in improvisational tap dancing. She completed her M.A. in Dance at York University 2015 where her research focused on gender-based pedagogical practices in commercial dance studios.

She has presented her research at the Dance Studies Association, the National Dance Education Organization, The Canadian Society for the Study of Education, and the International Human Sciences Research Conference.

In addition to her studies, Carolyn teaches recreational and competitive creative movement, ballet, and tap dancing at various commercial dance studios in the Ottawa region. She is a member of the Ottawa Rhythm Initiative Ensemble, a group of rhythm tap dancers that performs regularly in Ottawa, notably at the 2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival.


Book Chapters

Hebert, C. (2017). Boys only!: Gender-based pedagogical practices in a commercial dance studio. In Oliver, W. and Risner, D. (Eds.), Dance and Gender: An evidence based approach (pp. 97-114). Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Conference Proceedings

Hebert, C. (2016). Mini & Macho, Small & Sexy: The Perpetuation of Heteronormativity, Hegemonic Masculinity, and Femininity Within the Culture of Competitive (Jazz and Hip-Hop) Dance. Congress on Research in Dance Conference Proceedings (pp. 208-216). Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/cor.2016.28

Non-Academic Articles

Teaching to ability, not identity. Spring 2019. Dance International 

Movement Memory. 2016. The Dance Current . 

Exclusion in Inclusion. 2015. The Dance Current, 18(6).