Anna Dueck – VanTap Academy Manager
Born in Calgary, Alberta Anna graduated from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University with a BFA in Dance. Growing up, she trained in multiple styles at an extensive arts program in her high school and for 10 years as a competitive dancer in jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, pointe and hip hop.
Outside VanTap Anna is the Marketing and Office Manager for Vertical Bridge HR, Healthbridge HR, Social Media Coordinator for Schnell Investor and assistant to Dance Artist Ralph Escamillan . Anna has previously taught at The Sweat Lab, iDance Studios, Baza Dance Studios, Roundhouse Community Centre, Renfrew Park Community Centre, Jewish Community Centre, UBC Dance Horizons and UBC Wesbrook Community Centre. Anna has taught at workshops in Calgary, AB and Sidney, BC and emceed a dance competition in North Battleford, Sask. When she’s not working she enjoys baking and working on her blog www.annadueck.com
Her performance repertoire includes working with Crystal Pite, Gioconda Barbuto, Rob Kitsos, Gail Lotenberg, Amber Funk Barton, and as a Baroque dancer for the Historical Performance Ensemble. Anna has a passion for dance because of the mental and physical benefits it provides for everyone. Using athleticism and artistry, the two combine to create moments expressing emotion, creativity and passion.
Amy Collisson – VanTap Administration
Amy is a graduate of the Bachelor of Performing Arts program from Douglas College in conjunction with Capilano University. Previously, Amy studied theatre performance at Douglas College where she performed various roles, including Bobbie James (Concord Floral, 2017) & Ismene (Antigone, 2018). Before studying acting, Amy practiced as a Stage Manager for Artichoke Heart Collective, Toronto Fringe Festival and most recently the Sunset Theatre in Wells, B.C. Amy looks forward to fusing her skills in stage management and performance to create & facilitate contemporary Canadian theatre. She is very excited to join the Vancouver Tap Dance Society’s team, where she can support aspiring and experienced performers.