5 Dec

DJD COMPANY – NATASHA KORNEY

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DJD COMPANY 2019/2020 Meet our current company of professional jazz dancers who perform the original choreographic works of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks locally and tour nationally. NATASHA KORNEY, DANCER Natasha began pursuing dance at the age of 13, specifically in the styles of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and African Dance. As part of her training she spent …

28 Nov

DJD COMPANY – SHAYNE JOHNSON

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DJD COMPANY 2019/2020 Meet our current company of professional jazz dancers who perform the original choreographic works of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks locally and tour nationally. SHAYNE JOHNSON, Dancer Shayne began his dance training at age 5 and at the age of 12, launched his professional career as a guest tap dancer on the “Super Dave Osborne” …

21 Nov

DJD COMPANY – KAJA IRWIN

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DJD COMPANY 2019/2020 Meet our current company of professional jazz dancers who perform the original choreographic works of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks locally and tour nationally. KAJA IRWIN, Dancer Kaja Irwin is a Winnipeg born dancer, choreographer, and dance educator. Ms Irwin has worked with respected Calgary choreographers Michèle Moss, Deanne Walsh, Alison (Bryan) Stone and Jennifer …

19 Nov

Artistic Director’s Message From the Road

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MESSAGE FROM THE ROAD Wednesday, November 13 Here we are in St. Catharines Ontario. I’m sitting in my hotel room waiting for my laundry to finish. It’s easy to lose track of days as time is all slippery on the road. It snowed A LOT here on Monday, which meant cancelling some of our workshops …

14 Nov

DJD COMPANY – CATHERINE HAYWARD

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DJD COMPANY 2019/2020 Meet our current company of professional jazz dancers who perform the original choreographic works of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks locally and tour nationally. CATHERINE HAYWARD, DANCER Originally from Winnipeg, Catherine’s studies led her to Toronto’s Ryerson University where she graduated from the dance program, earning her B.F.A. with Honours. In 2005, Catherine moved to …

6 Nov

DJD COMPANY – JASON OWIN F. GALEOS

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DJD COMPANY 2019/2020 Meet our current company of professional jazz dancers who perform the original choreographic works of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks locally and tour nationally. Jason Owin F. Galeos, DANCER Born in Norway, Jason Owin F. Galeos is a dance artist based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His dance studies are based on Hip Hop, House, Funk …

1 Nov

DJD COMPANY – JARED EBELL

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DJD COMPANY 2019/2020 Meet our current company of professional jazz dancers who perform the original choreographic works of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks locally and tour nationally. JARED EBELL, APPRENTICE dancer Born and raised in Nanoose Bay BC, Jared began his dance training at Parksville Ballet School where he trained in many different dance styles from ages 6-17. …

22 Oct

DJD COMPANY – SABRINA COMANESCU

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DJD COMPANY 2019/2020 Meet our current company of professional jazz dancers who perform the original choreographic works of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks locally and tour nationally. Sabrina Comanescu, dancer Sabrina “Naz” Comanescu is a dynamic emerging talent and an energetic supporter of the Calgary dance and Caribbean Community through her work as a dance instructor, performer, and …

15 Oct

DJD COMPANY – MARA KATHERINA LIAO ESNARD

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DJD COMPANY 2019/2020 Meet our current company of professional jazz dancers who perform the original choreographic works of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks locally and tour nationally. MARA KATHERINA LIAO ESNARD, UNDERSTUDY Cuban native, Mara, began her artistic career with rhythmic gymnastics and modelling at the age of seven. She continued with professional ballet training and graduated from …

14 Oct

DJD COMPANY – ALISHA AHMADI

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DJD COMPANY 2019/2020 Meet our current company of professional jazz dancers who perform the original choreographic works of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks locally and tour nationally. ALISHA AHMADI, APPRENTICE DANCER Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Alisha trained with the Professional Training Program at Pro Arte Centre and graduated as a member of the CatchingART Contemporary Ballet …

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