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Amanda Bereska

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Amanda Bereska is a writer based in Edmonton, Alberta. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Communications in Professional Writing from MacEwan University, where she graduated with distinction. Before discovering writing, Amanda was a little girl in a dance class. Over sixteen years she practiced ballet, jazz, tap, modern and Highland dance, and she continues to tap competitively. Currently Amanda works in communications at a non-profit agency for youth at risk. In her spare time she writes some more with various projects, including her blog and her first novel. 
 
Amanda began her internship with The Dance Current in June 2015.

Amanda Bereska 's Work

Practice

Tumbling to the Forefront By Amanda Bereska

Melissa Klassen of Acrobatique on the rise of acrodance

Dance, Music and Story in 52 Portraits

52 Portraits is a digital project featuring brief videos of dancers or performers accompanied with music and autobiographical lyrics.

New Photographic Series Focuses on the True Joy of Dance

11 Million Reasons, a new photographic series by Sean Goldthorpe commissioned by People Dancing, puts the spotlight on inclusivity in dance with cinematic flare.

Practice

Building a Jazz Community: Catherine Hayward of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks By Amanda Bereska

 

Remembering Calgary’s Shirley C. Murray

Murray devoted her life to teaching and sharing a love of dance and was one of the founders of the Dance Education program at the University of Calgary.

 

Breaking Ground in Integrated Dance Teacher Training

Dancers and instructors from across Canada came together to host the first Canadian-led integrated dance teacher training workshop in Calgary.

 

Arts Outside Brings Francophone Artists and Communities Together

Des arts dehors/Arts Outside is a new program presented by Made in BC - Dance on Tour and Le conseil culturel et artistique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique in British Columbia that supports dance in francophone communities.

Meet the Era

Meet the Era is a short, powerful documentary that explores the meaning of Chicago footwork, a form that speaks to a very particular time, place and culture.

Clara's Dream

In celebration of the Christmas season, Clara’s Dream brings Edmonton companies the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers and Citie Ballet together with Ukraine’s Virsky and Kyiv Ballet and the Edmonton-based Viter Ukrainian Folk Choir.

Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival

This year’s twenty-eighth annual event includes a range of artists from across Canada and the United States to develop and showcase contemporary indigenous theatre, dance and interdisciplinary creations for stage.

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