Arts Umbrella’s exceptional faculty members are dance artists who have achieved great success in their careers. Their commitment shows in each class, as they collaborate to further the level and standard of dance. Each instructor’s unique expertise strengthens the program foundation in classical ballet, jazz, and contemporary. Our program also offers opportunities to perform world-class choreography, and work with local and international guest artists.
Arts Umbrella Dance Company
In the 28 years since it was founded, the Vancouver-based company has developed a glowing international reputation. Led by Artistic Director Artemis Gordon, AUDC has become one of Canada’s leading repertory companies focused on developing strong and expressive young dancers who represent the future of dance.
Our Dance Program commits to every dancer, from first dance class through elementary, secondary, and into post-secondary schooling. Unique, rigorous, and supportive, the program offers challenges in order to develop the tools needed for success in and out of the studio. The curriculum balances physical development with emotional and intellectual growth, allowing each dancer to build confidence and fully realize his or her own potential. We provide a dance education that is life-changing, having an impact long after graduation.