ncore Dance Academy
Born and raised in the Lower Mainland of B.C, Akeisha trained at a small studio in Mission, developing a love for Ballet and the early modern techniques, which led her to New York City in 2008, training at The Ailey School. In 2014 she graduated with her BFA from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and shortly after co-founded WAREHAUS dance collective. Akeisha continues to educate herself in movement, taking workshops and classes at home, in Vancouver, and abroad traveling to places such as: Australia, Germany, Italy, Austria, London and The Netherlands. Her keen interest lies in the principles of Coutnertechnique, traveling extensively to gain more knowledge and insight in the teachings in order to better integrated the method into her artistic practice. Along with creating works for WAREHAUS, Akeisha has worked as an assistant to Dutch choreographer, Joeri Dubbe, at the Korzo Theatre in partnership with The Netherlands Danse Theatre. She has had the pleasure of presenting and performing work through Dance Allsorts, Small Stage, 12 Minutes Max, Cascadia Film Festival, and To. Be. Announced, New Blue (Toronto), and Lovers Cabaret; and performed works by Vanessa Goodman, Paras Terezakis, Lovers Cabaret, Dezza Dance, Valence Movement, and Megan Hunter over the years.
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.