Johanne Gingras

Johanne Gingras

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 named Director of the program in 1997. Ms. Gingras has taught various levels in the RWB School Professional Division for more than 25 years, as well as works closely with Teacher Training Program students. She also teaches ballet, pointe, character, repertoire and choreographs and rehearses students for performances in the PD.

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.

Ms. Gingras has performed as Madge in the RWB School’s production of La Sylphide and as 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, Japan, and on behalf of the RWB School in South Africa in 2003 and has adjudicated many festivals and competitions across Canada.