Johanne Gingras | Director,
Teacher Training Program
Joining the RWB School in 1984, Ms Gingras was instrumental in developing the Teachers Training Program curriculum, and was name Director of the program in 1997. Ms Gingras has been committed to developing and maintaining a high standard of excellence in the art of teaching dance. Ms Gingras has taught various levels and dance forms in the professional division program of RWB for over 25 years
Ms Gingras is a graduate of the National Ballet School Teacher Training Program. She holds a Licentiate teaching qualifications with the Cecchetti Society of Canada and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
Most recently Ms Gingras performed as Madge in La Sylphide with the professional division of RWB and Juliet’s nurse in the RWB Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet.
As a choreographer, she has created numerous pieces for the RWB School’s Professional Division. Ms Gingras choreographed for the Manitoba Opera’s productions of La Traviata, Hansel and Gretel and the Magic Flute and held the position of Artistic Director and Choreographer for the Sokol Polish Folk Ensemble.
Ms Gingras has been invited to teach in Canada, the United States and Japan numerous times and has adjudicated many festivals and competitions across Canada.