BALLET PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Savannah’s enjoyment of dance began at the age of 3. She excelled as a competitive dancer in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Modern, winning many outstanding and overall awards including a gold medal in Germany with Team Canada Show dance. At the age of eleven, Savannah attended The National Ballet School summer intensive. She continued to enjoy other forms of dance but decided that classical Ballet was her passion. She later joined the Neglia Ballet Artists where she trained intensely and performed in productions such as Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker and Baba Yaga. During this time Savannah attended summer intensives at The Kirov Ballet Washington DC, American Ballet Theatre and The Joffrey Ballet School. In secondary school she was actively involved in drama and vocal music and choreographed for the school musical. After graduating with honours, Savannah was accepted to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre professional program in NYC. She went on to become a Ballet trainee at The Joffrey Ballet School. She studied with distinguished classical, contemporary and modern instructors such as Mathew Prescott, Desmond Richardson and Misty Copeland to name a few. During her time in NYC she performed in classical renditions of Nutcracker and Cinderella and was cast by world renowned choreographers Josie Walsh and Earl Mosley in contemporary ballet pieces. Accepted to Nashville Ballet Company intensive for the summer, she danced classical roles from Swan Lake alongside the second company. Most recently she performed in the Pan Am Games opening ceremonies in Cirque du Soleil’s Hip Hop number choreographed by Luther Brown. Savannah is also a member of the Professional Adjudicator’s Alliance. As well as being a Ballet instructor, she performs with Toronto Dance Project as a Company member. Savannah has successfully completed teachers training curriculum in Ballet education, anatomy, nutrition and injury care and prevention at both The Joffrey Ballet School and American Ballet Theatre. Her teaching approach concentrates on creating a balance of technique and health while embracing the joy of dance every step of the way.