The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 31 Years of Excellence

A headshot of Jana Meerman.

Jana Meerman


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 theRoyal Ballet School (UK), the Arden Holford School of Dance (UK), the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain (UK), the Surrey Youth Ballet(UK), the Peak Ballet Theatre (USA), the Boston Ballet School, 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, andrepresented the Academy at numerous festivals, masterclasses, seminars and local, provincial and international competitions.

Jana graduatedfrom the University of British Columbia in 2016 with a BA in Political Science and German, and has since joinedthe Academy full-time to manage the office during Nina’s maternity leave where her passion for dance, an extensive history with the Academy and a knack for organization sees her stepping into an administrative role.