Joanne Gibson Menzies
Joanne has been teaching dance for over 35 years. She holds the Canadian College of Dance Diploma from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, the Teachers Diploma from the Royal Academy of Dance and the Licentiate Designation from the Imperial Society of Dance, Imperial Ballet Division. She has studied abroad in the UK and the USA in ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance; performed professionally with Dance Breakers and Folk Ballet Theatre; staged and choreographed more than 100 dance productions; trained students for ballet exams and competition; collaborated with Ballet BC for children’s educational dance projects in Abbotsford; choreographed the opening and closing ceremonies for the BC Summer Games. She is an avid yogi and 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher and owner and operator of Aroma Yoga Health and Wellness. Joanne is so very pleased to be teaching at Artistic Edge Dance Academy and is looking forward to a great year!