Gabriela Petrov, MFA
Part-time Faculty, Theatre
Gabriela Petrov is a theatre artist and educator based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. She has taught performance practices independently and at institutions including McGill University, John F. Kennedy Adult Education Centre and Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She has over a decade of training and practice in the Six Viewpoints approach to performance and studied under the mentorship of Wendell Beavers and Barbara Dilley. She also specializes in Somatic practices and is currently working through Esprit en Mouvement’s Body-Mind Centering® program towards certification as a Somatic Movement Educator with the support of a Professional Development grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Gabriela leads embodiment workshops for artists from a diversity of disciplines and recently launched The Mindful Body, a guided audio-series to create space for simple, everyday embodiment.
Gabriela is founder of the Habitat Practice Group, a community of artists interested in experimenting with performance through a Somatic lens. Her recent artistic work explores the deconstruction of performance practices through embodied inquiry. Recent professional credits include Repercussion Theatre’s summer tour of Measure for Measure and being featured in the digital Wee Festival with My Silly Yum, a puppetry show for young audiences she co-created.