Collingwood Artist Profile - Dana
Collingwood Artist Profile - Dana

 

ARTS INVOLVEMENT AT COLLINGWOOD:

Dance 8-12, Senior Dance Company, Hip Hop Crew, Leader of Junior Dance Company, Choir 10-12, Drama 8-9  

FAVOURITE COLLINGWOOD ARTS MOMENT(S):

1.  "You Say"- Student choreography solo 2019 

2. "When I Grow Up" - May show 2019 performing with dancers from Wentworth 

3. Choir concert 2019 - singing with the group, then switching to a dance solo in the middle and right back to singing!

ARTISTS WHO HAVE INSPIRED YOU OR FAVOURITE ARTIST:

Dance teachers at RNB Dance (Stephanie Johnson, Brianna Giles, Krista Hassen to name a few),Ms Tench, Menina Fortunato, Olivia Kula, Phoebe Lindenbach, Dancers at Ballet BC (Kristen Wicklund, Nicole Ward to name a few) 

My dance teachers at RNB: have taught me and trained me to be the best dancer that I can be and supported me through everything and who have prepared me for many parts of my life. 

Ms. Tench: taught me many valuable lessons on and offstage including doing the tech work for shows and teaching me the different steps of creating a dance. Has given me opportunities to choreograph many dances. 

Menina Fortunato: Has invited me to 2 years in the Hollywood Summer Tour where I trained and learnt many valuable lessons. Trained with professionals that have worked with multiple celebs and had seminars to help us when we are ready to start getting into the industry 

Olivia Kula and Phoebe Lindenbach: met them at Hollywood Summer Tour and helped me improve and taught me so many things. Supporting me through everything and are very sweet. They are amazing dancers and inspire me so much to become better 

Ballet BC dancers: Beautiful dancers and such an inspiration to watch 

UNIVERSITY YOU ARE GOING TO NEXT YEAR:

York University in Toronto a part of their dance program. 

FAVOURITE STYLE, GROUP OR SHOW YOU HAVE SEEN:

Favourite style: Lyrical, jazz, musical theatre

TRAINING OUTSIDE of SCHOOL & FAVOURITE SUMMER INSTITUTES/EVENTS:

Training outside: RNB Dance and Theatre Arts 

Favourite summer intensive: Hollywood Summer Tour 

SPECIAL AWARDS:

Recognized by the North Shore Optimist Club at its annual Youth Appreciation Dinner in 2015 for positive roles that young people play in the local community, as a result of nomination by RNB Dance & Theatre Arts.

Subject award Dance 8/9 2015/16 year 

Scholarships: Hollywood Summer tour, London spring tour, Vegas summer tour, Surrey dance festival

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