Deanne Kearney is a current Ph.D. student in Dance Studies at York University, Toronto Ontario. Her Master's specialized in the area of Canada's krump dance scene. Kearney is a graduate of The National Ballet of Canada's Emerging Dance Critics program and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival internship program where she worked in the dance archives. Kearney is currently a dance reviewer in Toronto for Mooney on Theatre and dance teacher.
Although the dance world has its fair share of divas, there is a different type of diva that's coming out of the dance studio.
"Diva" is the coined term for a female professional wrestler in the World Wrestling Entertainment organization. More than a few dancers—as well as gymnasts and cheerleaders—have taken their training and applied it to successful careers in this comical yet physically grueling art form.