ncore Dance Academy
Akeisha de Baatis an independent artist, movement facilitator and certified Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist. Akeisha has performed on various stages in Vancouver including; Dancing on the Edge, New Works: Dance Allsorts, Small Stages, 12 Minutes Max, Cascadia Film Festival, Lovers Cabaret, and New Blue Emerging Festival (Toronto). She has had the pleasure of interpreting works by; Megan Hunter, Vanessa Goodman, Paras Terezakis, Lovers Cabaret, Dezza Dance, and Joeri Dubbe (NL).
Akeisha strives to encourage those in her class to expand as movers and artist. Her works have been described as physical, visceral, and transformative. Always pushing the dancer to find a deeper connection to the movement and work! With a diverse back ground in Ballet, Modern Techniques, Gaga, Countertechnique, and Improvisation, Akeisha's classes are filled with big movement and tasks that push the dancers to bring themselves to each moment of movement.
Akeisha’s is focusing on creating new works and supporting artist stay strong both mentally and physically as they move through their dance and artistic journey.
Encore Dance Academy
Encore has been proudly serving the Tri-Cities for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on providing excellent training, with nurturing, professional and expert faculty.
We offer classes for beginners through advances, all ages and levels. Our programs include Company, Intensive, Half Day, and General (recreational). We offer Cecchetti Ballet Examinations as well as CDTA Tap and Jazz Examinations. Additionally, we offer workshops, camps, sessionals, and master classes. Whether recreational or aspiring dance professionals, Encore has a program to fit each student's needs.
At Encore, we provide each of our students with the opportunity and training to achieve their personal goals at dance, where dancers can be challenged and encouraged to dance to their full potential.