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.
At Encore, all classes are structured according to age and ability. It is of utmost importance to us that your dancer is placed in a class that is appropriate to encourage success.
We have been proudly serving the Tri-Cities for over 18 years and we have an enrollment of over 600 dancers. We pride ourselves on providing the best training, with caring, qualified instructors. In previous years we have received numerous awards, too many to mention, including invitations to The Provincial Honours Performance, as well as our Studio Director, Stacy Cole, received a Mentor of the Year Award.....
Encore Dance Academy