Brenda Cantelo

Dr. Brenda CanteloSenior Instructor, Senior Fellow and Dean of Studies St. John’s College

Brenda Cantelo joined the Department of Religion in 1998. Her scholarship centres on the religion and the arts, with specialization in Religion and Dance and the sacred art of India. Her current research projects include the production of a site-specific dance project and the documentation of sacred religious sites and rituals in Mexico. Dr. Cantelo teaches courses such as Indian Religious Art and Architecture in India, Religion and Dance and an Introduction to Eastern Religions.


PhD University of Manitoba (1998)


Dance and Religion (creative works)
‘Bodies of Water.’ Dance production.  December, 2015
Upcoming dance and religion project: The Gods of Lake Winnipeg (2017-2018)

Documentation of Mexican sacred sites and rituals
Michoacan, Mexico (2017)


RLGN 1322  Introduction to Eastern Religions
RLGN 1450 Religion and the Media

RLGN 2110 Religion and Healing
RLGN 2130  Religion and Dance
RLGN 2570 Religious Art and Architecture of India

RLGN 3750 Topics in Religious Art and Architecture of India

Selective Creative Works

Video:  Animus (2003); Carry Me Home (2005)
Bodies of Water (2015)