Sonja is a drama consultant, storyteller, author/performer, actor , television producer, drama specialist and former teacher. She has her own brand of children's literature, a mix of traditional fairytale- with a difference- rythms, rhymes, chanting, and poetry with fun. Known for her storyskirt, story hat and puppets, she storytells in her own style.
She was just five when her mother passed away. So it was her father who would shape her interests and point her to a career in music and education.
Sonja wrote, produced and hosted her own TV show , "Sonja Dunn and company". She writes hosts and produced, "Books Alive with Sonja Dunn." "Lifestyles' amd "Sonja Story Tree" for Cable 10 Etobicoke TV .She likes to travel and do a variety of workshops internationally. One of her recent trips was to the Ukraine where she appeared at a Canadian children's book festival. She has an innovative and creative way of bringing words to life.
Her first book "Butterscotch Dreams" featured 70 chants and her second "Crackers and Crumbs" has 80 poems. Sonja has retold fairytales as raps in Rapunzel's Rap and Beauty and the Beast Rap".
Sonja Dunn on Tape, Pembroke Publishers Limited, 1994; audio cassette
Chanting with Sonja Dunn, Pembroke Publishers Limited, 1993; videotape
Awards Sister Maris Stella Award, Northern Ontario Council of Teachers of English, 1989
Arts Award, Sudbury Arts Festival Association, 1978
Drama Scholarship Award, Banff School of Fine Arts, 1969