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
PBT (Open Class), Adult Ballet






With a passion for dance and education, Heather has devoted her life to moulding younger generations through the art of ballet. Having studied dance, first with ballet through The Royal Academy of Dance, one of the foremost authorities in ballet, Heather has added to her understanding and love of dance with additional training in Russian and Hungarian folk, ballroom, modern, jazz, yoga, tap, pressure release stretch, square and round dancing, and Shaun Work - a technique of modern and ballet developed in the 1930's. Heather has danced across Canada, as well as overseas in Spain, Alaska and in London at the Pineapple Studios. She has continued to add to her training through workshops, lectures, and seminars that enable her to provide the highest level of instruction to her students. Heather's training, certifications and experience have allowed her to expand and sharpen her talents so she can share her love and respect for dance with her students and the world.

Heather has ardently given of her self and her time to provide instruction and choreography for annual dance competitions, holiday performances and year end reviews for all her students. She believes that direction, practice and determination are best married together when students can take what they have learned and offered to an audience on the stage. Her greatest desire is to see young lives changed by th
e power, discipline and freedom that dance can offer. Heather looks forward to continuing to broaden her knowledge and appreciation of dance so that she can impart this transformative awareness to her students and community through teaching and choreography.
Heather Catherine Rusch, R.T.S.
PTP Ballet, Pointe, RAD, Pre-Primary Ballet, Primary Ballet, Competition Ballet

 

 

 

Charlotte grew up in Qualicum Beach British Columbia where she trained and taught RAD Ballet, Jazz, and ISTD Modern at the Qualicum Beach School of Dance and Harbour Dancentre (Nanaimo BC). Her passion for dance encouraged her to continue her studies at Simon Fraser University in Contemporary Dance and Kinesiology where she has gone from 2015 to 2019. Her professional training has included Cunningham, Graham, Limon, Release work, and Gaga. While Charlotte's primary focus is dancing and teaching dance, she has also artistic directed and produced student shows at SFU, created dance films, and has presented her own choreography, most recently in her SFU graduating show Annorum (2019). In addition to her dance training, Charlotte has studied kinesiology in areas of dance physiology, nutrition, sport injury rehabilitation, and injury prevention. Her interest in research is mostly based around the connection of dance aesthetics and functionality of movement. Aside from her studies Charlotte works as a contemporary dancer in Vancouver, most recently performing in Tomoyo Yamada's work Yane-Ura (2019) presented for the MFA spring festival SEAMS and Emergency (2019) that will be presented in Dancing on the Edge in July 2019. With her interest in movement and research in sport science, Charlotte is excited to share her individual style of movement and encourage students to find efficiency, athleticism, and enjoyment in dance.
Charlotte Telfer-Wan
PTP Jazz, PTP Contemporary,  Jazz 1/2, Contemporary 1-4, Improv & Choreo (Open class), Stretch & Conditioning (Open class), Competition Jazz, Competition Contemporary












Miss Daniela began her training in Mexico under the "Imperial Teacher Society of Dancing" system, a the age of 9. She participated in competitions, festivals and performances, like Youth American Grand-Prix - obtaining scholarships to prestigious schools such as Olando Ballet School,The Rock School of Dance and Kirov Ballet. Daniela trained briefly at Coastal City Ballet, under the direction of Katrina Bois. She is and instructor with an energetic, vibrant and positive personality that will make the best in you to shine.
Daniela Erewa

Kinder Ballet, PTP Ballet, Pointe


Hannah-Jane grew up in Maple Ridge, BC, training at several studios in the lower mainland. She participated in competitions, festivals and performances of all genres. At age 14, she went to the School of Alberta Ballet to begin her professional ballet training. Hannah-Jane graduated from Arts Umbrella Dance Diploma Program, under the direction of Artemis Gordon, and has a diploma in dance from Vancouver Community College (VCC). Hannah-Jane has previously taught at Arts Umbrella, and has subbed across the lower mainland for several years.

She has worked with numerous world-class choreographers such as Crystal Pite, Lesley Telford, Lukas Timulak, Wen Wei Wang, James Kudelka, amongst others. Hannah-Jane has attended summer courses at École Supérieure de Ballet du Quebec (ESBQ), Henny Jurriens (HJS), Netherlands Dans Theater (NDT), and The Creative Gesture: Collective Composition Lab at the Banff Centre. She also had the opportunity to tour Europe in July 2017 with Arts Umbrella Dance Company (AUDC), performing in the ITS Festival and NDT Shortcuts XL in Holland. 

Hannah-Jane is currently pursuing and beginning her professional endeavours in Vancouver, along with getting to teach and give back to the younger generation. Hannah-Jane is very excited to be joining Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts as a ballet and jazz teacher. 
Hannah-Jane Clutchey
Kinder Creative, Pre-Primary Ballet, Primary Ballet, Primary Jazz, Ballet 1/2, Jazz 1-4
 

From Toronto, now living in Vancouver and training across North America in a range of styles, Cass breathes dance and translating thought into movement. Her broad range and knowledge of urban dance in particular comes from working with industry leader’s in commercial hip hop, jazz, house, waacking, krump, breaking, locking, dancehall and popping!

Cass has been featured in music videos, as a showcase performer at World of Dance and on stages across the country. Her signature “firecracker” personality shines through in strong, charismatic choreography and a consistent drive to push urban dance arts to stay fresh and new.

Cass continues to help dancers to find their own voice through movement and understanding teaching across her new home of Metro Vancouver.
Cass Podor
 Primary Hip Hop, Hip Hop 1-4, Adult Hip Hop



Stephanie Van Dyck began a professional circus career at age 17. She has performed throughout Canada and various locations in the United States, including Montana, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Seattle. In Las Vegas Stephanie was approached by Cirque Du Soleil. She decided to continue her career performing and teaching in her hometown, Vancouver. Stephanie continues to pursue Circus, performing at various cooperate shows and events, as well as teaching career in acrobatic area. She hopes to share her passion with students and audiences and aims to inspire this sense of enjoyment with others through education as an acrobatics, dance and gymnastics instructor for children of all ages. 

                                                                                 

Stephanie Van Dyck
Acro 1-4


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 started dancing in England at the age of 11 years. Her love for the stage soon turned into her being a Professional Child Dancer on the London Stage, Films, and Theatre. When not performing professionally she always returned to her local Dance Studio 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.

Janet opened her first Dance Studio in the South of England and was Artistic Director for 10 years before immigrating to Toronto. During her 5 years in Toronto, before heading west to Vancouver, Janet was again the successful Artistic Director of a Dance Studio in Toronto.

Her passion, commitment, and excitement for Tap and Muscial Theatre has kept Janet with the Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts for over 10 years.

Janet Smith
Pre-Primary Tap, Primary Tap, Junior, Intermediate  & Senior Tap, Musical Theatre