Katrina Cruickshank has been a dance educator at Arts Umbrella since 2011. She is a graduate with honours from the three year Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School. Katrina holds her teaching qualifications with the Cecchetti Society of Canada, Registered Teacher Status with the Royal Academy of Dance and teaching qualification in National Dance. Throughout Katrina’s teacher training she was under the tutelage of leading dance mentors such as Glenn Gilmour, Carina Bomers, Rosalie Deligioridis, Evelina Krasnova-Ganina, Teresa Randall, and Anushka Roes. Katrina has extensive knowledge in Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire Studies, Injury Prevention, History of Dance, Voice, Character Dance, Creative Movement, Modern (Irene Dowd) and Music. She continues to attend pedagogy workshops and master classes around the lower mainland with world renowned dance educators and examiners.
Katrina has held the position of Secretary as a member of the Cecchetti Society of Canada, B.C. branch from 2011-2014. She was instrumental in the organization of the Cecchetti B.C. workshops and helped with the execution of the National Cecchetti Conference hosted by Arts Umbrella in the summer of 2014.
Katrina is currently on the artistic faculty at Arts Umbrella as a dance instructor where she enjoys teaching dancers of all ages and levels.