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Stacey-Ann Vassell

Founder, Director, Choreographer, Costume Designer

 

Over 20 years’ experience as a dance director, choreographer and costume designer.  Exceptional ability to match music and dance styles to dancers of varying dance levels.

EXPERIENCE

 

Elite Dance and Company

2000 – present 

         

Elite Dance Initiative for Youth

2014 – present

•Manage a company of 74 dancers

•Teach/Choreograph various dance styles to dancers 2+ years

•Maintain networking initiatives, direct marketing and social media

•Sort out orientation and onboarding of new students and instructors

•Arrange competitions, performances and trips

•Costume design and implementation

•Produce an annual dance recital and various community events

•Provide amazing customer service to students, parents, theatre patrons and vendors

•Attend various team building meetings and grant workshops with various dance organizations

 

Creator and Festival Director

Praise Him Dance Festival

2014 - present

• Produce annual praise dance festival showcasing liturgical dance groups and churches.

 

Creator, Dance Mentor

Weston Collegiate Institute

Creator - The Dance Experience

2010 – 2011

• Developed a program to help marginalized teens and new- comers to Canada build positive self worth through dance arts.

 

EDUCATION

 

Architecture: Building Science Major; Ryerson University

 

DANCE TRAINING 

 

Dance Immersion Lead Workshop Series [2012 - present]

Various dance styles lead by dance experts

 

M’Bemba Bangoura [West-African Dance and Drum Workshops since 2016]

 

Nutifafa Afrikan Dance Ensemble [2006 - 2012]

Artistic Director - Dr. Modesto Amegago

Traditional West African Dance

Dances performed: Adowa, Agbekor, Bawa, Dunba, Togo Atsyia and other traditional dances

Learned to play the fula flute, calabash and shakers


Dance Caribe Performing Company [1997 - 2009]

Artistic Director - Martin Scott-Pascall

Traditional Caribbean Folk and African

Dances performed: Bélé, Bongo, Calypso, Congo Bélé , Kalenda, Kumina, Limbo other traditional dances

 

Pickering School of Ballet [1997 – 1999] Ballet

CV

References Available Upon Request

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