Faculty

Sakiko.Januki.Headshot Although Sakiko began dancing at the age of 5 in Vancouver, her real training began in Japan at the Sachiko Ogura Ballet School, where she performed on a regular basis for 13 years. While gaining her career as a Classical Ballet Teacher over a period of 10 years, she also performed in such roles as Odette, Aurora, Swanilda, Kitri and Giselle with the Mistral Ballet in Tokyo. In 2005, she danced a contemporary piece choreographed by Roberto Campanella, the Aritistic Director for ProArteDanza in Toronto with students from Arts Umbrella , a project for Yokohama Ballet Intensive Seminar.

Her connections with Canada increased when she began translating for teachers who came from the National Ballet School of Canada during Teacher’s Courses and seminars. Sakiko then became the Founding Director for Studio Collabo for 6 years while studying anatomy and manipulative therapy at Tokyo Therapeutics School. She holds a Bachelor of International Studies degree from the Meiji Gakuin University in Japan.
Sakiko Januki
Primary Ballet, Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Adult Ballet
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Anneliese Rios is a professional dancer from Venezuela. A soloist with Teatro Teresa Carreño, the most prestigious ballet company in Venezuela, Anneliese performed such renowned ballets as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, Les Sylphides, Don Quixote, Paquita, among other contemporary and modern choreographies. She studied under Nina Novak, Prima Ballerina with Ballet Monte Carlo, Ruta Butviliene, the current Artistic Director of Lithuania Ballet, and Rumen Ivanov Rashev, principal dancer with the National Opera of Sofia. Miss Anneliese tutors her students in musicality, artistic expression, physical coordination, movement dynamics and the precise positioning of the body.
 
Anneliese Rios
PTP Ballet, Pointe & Repertoire
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The former House of Dangerkat protege has served it up in: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Helsinki, New York City and China. He has worked and trained with International dance artists: Kaiti Dangerkat, Benny Ninja, Archie Burnett, Danielle Polanco, Javier Ninja, and Tyrone Proctor. He has also been featured in performances for: MTV Canada, Much Music, Universal Records, and Mad Decent Records, to name a few. His style is a unique blend of street jazz, jazz funk, vogue, waacking, dancehall, house, and urban contemporary.

Kevin Fraser
Street Jazz 1-4, Competition
carolyn b&w headshot Carolyn Schmidt is a professional contemporary dance artist originally from Vancouver Island. Currently, Carolyn is based in Vancouver where she is active as a performer, choreographer and educator. She is Co-Director of New York City/Vancouver based 49th Parallel Dance Company, where she creates and presents new works on a project to project basis. Carolyn is a graduate of The Ailey School in New York City and has trained with many respected dance educators including Milton Myers, Kazuko Hirabayashi, Dudley Williams and Peggy Baker. She has performed work by emerging and established choreographers in Canada and the US including Jen Cole, Myola Pautler, Sabrina Matthews, Camille A. Brown, Kevin Wynn and with The Movement Workshop Group (NY). Carolyn’s choreographic work has been presented at Dumbo Dance Festival (NYC), The Young Choreographer’s Festival (NYC), Feats Festival of Dance (Edmonton), Dancer’s Studio West (Calgary), Vancouver Fringe Festival, Mascall Dance/BLOOM (Vancouver) and on tour in the State of Maine.
Carolyn Schmidt
PTP Contemporary, Teen Ballet
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Maiko began her career at the Tokyo Junior Ballet Company studying Classical Ballet, and made the jump from the Goh Ballet to Jazz and Hip Hop when coming to Canada.

She is currently involved in Contemporary Dance touring with The 605 Collective and Amber Funk Barton's The Response across the country and the USA.

Maiko Miyauchi
PTP Contemporary Jazz
April April taught for The Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts in previous years and is looking forward to teaching our students again! She has studied with Major R.A.D. examiners at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute – dance Department in Toronto. April has danced professionally with several companies: The Anna Wyman Dance Theatre, The Alberta Ballet Company, Saskatchewan Theatre Ballet, The Judith Marcuse Company, The Goh Ballet, and The City Contemporary Dance Company in Hong Kong.
April Newton-Mason
Pre-Kinder Ballet, Kinder Ballet, Open Ballet, Open Contemporary
Rae Fyhn Rae was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. At nineteen she studied at the University of Calgary in their Contemporary Dance Program. Following that she trained at Broadway Dance Center, Steps, Alvin Ailey and Luigi studios in New York City. A teacher and choreographer for almost twenty years, she has travelled everywhere from Toronto to Vancouver, LA to NY to train in every level and style of Hip Hop to compliment her Ballet and Jazz roots. In addition she has trained in Tap, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, and Modern. Be prepared for something new and fresh as Rae adds numerous dance classes on Sunday afternoons at The Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts!!
Rae Fyhn
 Hip Hop 1-4
Stephanie_Bourgetel_headshot_b&w.jpg Originally from a small town in Quebec, Stephanie trained in ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance for most of her youth in Whitehorse, YT. She was quickly taken under the wing of Cecchetti Instructor, Ms. Aubrey Walker, and mentored in Cecchetti method and teachings. In Vancouver, she trained with the Goh Ballet Youth Company, and worked along side Arts Umbrella, YYoga, and Workout to Conquer Cancer, for live dance and yoga modelling. Most recently, Stephanie became an RYT certified 200-HR and 70-HR (hot yoga) yoga instructor, with the YYoga Teacher's College, and uses her knowledge to bring greater anatomical awareness to her dance students.
Stephanie Bourgetel
Jazz 1-3
Bonnie Stewart Bonnie holds a degree in Fine Arts from U.B.C. She has toured both provincially and nationally. Bonnie performed and studied with such flamenco greats as Sabas Santos, Raul Salcedo, and Carmen do Torres. She was showcased at both flamenco del Mar and the Flamenco Festival, Vancouver, in 2004. Bonnie has taught Flamenco and Modern at Anna Wyman for many years.
Bonnie Stewart
Children's Flamenco, Adult Flamenco
Janet Harris Janet trained in England and completed her qualifications to teach in Ballet, Tap, and Modern with The British Association of Teachers of Dancing and Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing by the age of 18 years. She went on to opened a very successful dancing school in the South of England for 10 years before immigrating to Toronto, where she again opened another dance school, which she ran for 5 years before moving to Vancouver. Currently, Janet travels to various local Daycare centers and Pre-Schools teaching Creative Dance Programs and continues to teach Pre-primary Tap at Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.
Janet Smith
Tap, Pre-School/Pre-Kinder Ballet, Musical Theatre
Catherine Andersen
Catherine discovered dance in her teens, and was immediately hooked. She received her Dance Diploma at the Grant MacEwan College Dance Program in 2002, under the skilled contemporary dance instruction of Heidi Bunting and Brian Webb, and reputable ballet instructor Deborah Morgan. Catherine was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Contemporary Dance from Simon Fraser University in 2005, where she furthered her contemporary and ballet studies and added Graham and Cunningham technique to her training. She soon after became a certified Pilates Mat Work instructor, under Marta Hernandez at The Space, and also enjoys the benefits of yoga to keep her body healthy and present. Catherine embraces a more holistic approach to technique, combining functional alignment with an inspired, creative and curious mind.  Catherine has worked with a number of collaborative dance companies, and has a strong interest in helping young dancers find their individual voice. She enjoys teaching improvisation as a means for creation and increasing group awareness.  She has danced professionally with numerous local choreographers and companies such as Mascall Dance and UK-based Sirenscrossing. In 2013, she was awarded a Canada Council for the Arts grant to perform at the Fallensdager festival in Sweden, for her third guest appearance with dance company Sirenscrossing. She has been teaching at the Dena Wosk School for Performing Arts since 2009, and has also worked at The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and numerous recreation centres. She has been teaching students of all ages, from beginner to professional level for twenty years, and absolutely loves her job.
Catherine Andersen
Improv & Choreo (Open class)