Calina Chan is an emerging artist, born and raised in Vancouver.
She trained in the professional division of the Richmond Academy of Dance including an intensive half-day program under Annette Jakubowski and Heather Joosten-Fair. Calina trained in classical ballet, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre, tap, modern, contemporary, hip hop, acting, voice and Pilates. During her training, she earned her Advanced II Royal Academy of Dance examination certificate.
For the past two years, Calina has had the honour of being a company member in the Source Dance Company wherein she has had many opportunities to work with choreographers, many of whom are currently working professionals in the performing arts. Under the direction of Joanne Pesusich, Calina has performed in two productions with the Source Dance Company including What Happens in Vegas and Conversations at a Station. Select film credits also include Build Your Resume and Social’s Cutting Edge.
With a passion for choreography and versatility, her background in many styles of dance has allowed her to teach a variety of styles including hip hop, musical theatre, tap and jazz to students ages three to adult.
Calina is a current member of KTL Co., a hip hop company under the direction of Ken Yung and Shauna Smith. Concurrently, she is working towards a BA in Developmental Psychology at the University of British Columbia.
Calina is thrilled to be back at the Academy where she found her passion for dance now as an instructor to pass on her love of the arts.