Dr. Selma Landen Odom was founding director of the York University MA and PhD programs in dance and dance studies, the first offered in Canada. She has published in a wide variety of journals, books, newsletters and online platforms. She co-edited Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories (2004) and served 25 years on the board of Dance Collection Danse, Canada’s national dance archive and museum. For several decades, she has guest-lectured and presented at conferences and symposia on the practices and history of the Dalcroze method. She was a founder of the International Conference of Dalcroze Studies and served on the Scientific Committee during the first three conferences. The first (ICDS1: Coventry, 2013) saw the publication of Practical Idealists: Founders of the London School of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a specially commissioned centenary essay that she co-authored with Dr. Joan Pope. She received the inaugural ICDS Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the field (ICDS4: Katowice, 2019).