Orchesis Summer Dance Intensive - 2022
Join us for our dance intensive, sometime in July/August (Dates TBA)
Fascinated with the human body communicating through movement, Raena has built a 20+ year career as a dancer, choreographer and instructor in Edmonton, Alberta.
As of April 2020, Raena has taken her physical education online and now teaches ongoing movement classes for students all over the world from the comfort and privacy of their own homes! Raena has a keen eye for movement from both a physical and energetic perspective working comfortably with both dancers and non-dancers alike in various modalities. Raena has premiered 17 of her own choreographic works in Alberta, receiving the Brian Webb Dance Company award in 2000 and the Edmonton Artist Trust Fund Award in 2012. Raena has trained extensively in Garuda Matwork, Apparatus, Barre and Chair with founder, James D’Silva. Raena holds her Pilates Method mat and equipment certifications. Raena is also certified in Hatha and Yin Yoga with Melanie Checknita and Joe Barnett. Raena has 10+ years experience as an Instructor for the City of Edmonton Recreation Facilities along with Orchesis at the University of Alberta. She is an active performer, movement mentor and creator in Edmonton’s dance community. She was last seen on stage in November 2019 performing in Punctuate Theatre’s The Particulars. She is currently working with the Jen Mesch Dance Conspiracy for a MainStage production that will premiere in the Fall of 2022.