Stacey-Ann Vassell

Dancer, Choreographer, Costume Designer

 

Over 20 years’ experience as a dancer, 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 

      

•Dance, Teach/Choreograph various dance styles

•Maintain networking initiatives, direct marketing and social media

•Sort out orientation and onboarding of new artists

•Arrange performances and trips

•Costume design and implementation

•Produce and participate in various dance events

Founder

Elite Dance Initiative for Youth

2014 – present

• Make dance training lead by expert instructors financially accessible to youth in marginalized communities.

• Produce an annual dance showcase and collaborate with youth organizations on a variety of community events

 

Curator

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 and References Available Upon Request

Stacy-Ann Vassell