Two worlds collide
A communication studies graduate, Lawton credits his Concordia education for enriching his dance career and vice versa.
“The eye for media I gained during my studies came in handy throughout the past year. It was definitely a huge asset when documenting my experiences online,” he says.
The Department of Communication Studies attracted Lawton because of its practical and technical approaches to media. He also completed a minor in Irish Studies, where he learned more about his own distinct culture and history from a Canadian perspective.
“As a dancer, I love engaging with the creative process. I was able to bring my dance background into some of my projects. That was how those two worlds collided,” says Lawton.
“I’ve learned to go with the flow a little more — and try not to plan everything,” he says after a long pandemic year. “As long as you’re doing what you love or what you’re passionate about, you’ll find yourself on the right path.”