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GUEST SPEAKER: ARTEMIS GORDON  Artemis Gordon shares how she and the Arts Umbrella Dance program created online initiatives to continue to serve their dancers and local community in the wake of Covid-19. Plus, how she is continuing to train pre-professional dancers effectively and safely under restrictions. 


About Artemis Gordon An artistic and pedagogical authority in Dance, Artemis Gordon was named Artistic Director of the Arts Umbrella Dance program in 1992 after graduating from the National Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program. Since then, Artemis has developed the program to be internationally recognized for producing graduates who are dancing in companies around the world such as Ballet BC, Nederlands Dans Theatre I & II, Batsheva Dance Company, and many others. Artemis has toured the Arts Umbrella Dance Company to Holland, Italy, Japan, New York, and Montreal and fostered collaborations with Nederlands Dans Theatre, Yokohama Ballet, Spellbound Contemporary Dance, Joffrey Ballet School, and L'Ecole supérieure de ballet du Québec.  In 2015, Artemis secured the affiliation between Ballet BC and Arts Umbrella, extending the impact of international choreographers in Vancouver and increasing opportunities for young dancers in Vancouver. Artemis won the 2016 YWCA Women of Distinction award in the Arts, Culture, and Design category. Her vision extends beyond dance, preparing students with skills to navigate their lives with discipline, rigour, and innovation.

About Arts Umbrella  Arts Umbrella Dance is a vanguard of developing relevant and wide-reaching dance arts and education. Our holistic and integrative approach is unique, nurturing young dancers to achieve their full potential. With graduates that go on to perform with some of the world’s most prestigious companies, Arts Umbrella students are applauded as valuable company members for their maturity and understanding of the tenets of professional dance. Our program has fostered integrity and inspired creativity in a generation of performers. And that growing legacy moves us forward, from a dancers first steps to a professional career. Studio Owner OVERCOME Join us live for Studio Owner OVERCOME a two-day virtual conference experience presented by dance studio owner and industry leader, Tiffany Henderson, featuring intimate conversations with women business owners and experts.  Network from the comfort of your home! Studio Owner OVERCOME is November 12-13, 2020 and contains Live Q+A with Expert Panelists, Business Sessions, and Inspirational Keynote. Learn more: https://www.pinnacledanceconference.com/pinnacle-live




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