Jana, a graduate of the Richmond Academy of Dance’s Professional Division, trained for 13 years in classical ballet, with extensive training in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre and modern. She had the opportunity to train at schools around the world, including the Royal Ballet School (UK), the Arden Holford School of Ballet (UK), the Surrey Youth Ballet (UK), the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain (UK), the Peak Ballet Theatre (USA), the Boston Ballet School (USA), the Pacific Northwest Ballet School (USA), the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, and Canada’s National Ballet School. During her time at the Academy, Jana was a three-time Provincial finalist, and represented the Academy at numerous festivals, master classes, seminars and national and international competitions.
Jana graduated from the University of British Columbia in the Fall of 2016 with a BA in Political Science and German. She is thrilled to join the studio’s faculty, where her passion for dance, an extensive history with the Academy and a knack for organization sees her stepping into an administrative role.