Tanya Strandlund (AISTD, AAC, Cecchetti (ADCC & CICB), IADA & (FD)PDANCE, ADA, PBT)
Certified Competition Adjudicator: Hip Hop; Modern; Tap; Acro Dance; National; Jazz; Ballet
Tanya is a fully registered teacher with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing based in London, England while holding her Associate Diploma level as a teacher with the Cecchetti Canada, Imperial Society & Cecchetti international.
Achieved the prestigious Advanced ‘2’ diploma in Cecchetti Classical Ballet and is an Internationally certified dance adjudicator.
Tanya has also certified in the internationally respected Acrobatic Arts teacher program and has completed the back handspring, Aerial & Contortion teaching courses.
Recently Certifying in the Progressing Ballet Technique Syllabus . Currently, Tanya is focusing on the Enrico Cecchetti Diploma studies.
Tanya’s training as a young dancer was in Eastern Canada, Toronto, Quebec, St. John’s & Winnipeg Concentrating on Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern/ Contemporary & Tap.
Teaching and studies also included Irish National Dance, Musical Theatre, Show Choir & Hip Hop.
Throughout her time as a dancer, Tanya performed internationally followed with well over 20 years of teaching & exam pedagogy experience.
Continuing to travel annually for training/ teaching & adjudicating across North America.
Serving as the Cecchetti Society of Canadaʼs Vice Chair for the province of Alberta for 5 years duties included serving as historical information coordinator for Canada.
Several of Tanyaʼs past students have moved on to performance, commercial and teaching careers in dance and the performing arts.
Performing/Choreography Highlights: Soloist Expo ʻ86 Canadian pavilion “Cats” ; Top Choreography Award at the Show Choir competition in New York 1990; Was a solo performing member of Co. 21 show choir for 7 years.
Choreographer for “Etcetera“ annual sold out Musical, choreographing for casts of over 100 dancers and triple threats. Annually Choreographed a selection in “Stars of Hope” a charity concert at the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton for the Kids with Cancer Society.
Choreographer for Alberta Winter Games Opening Ceremonies 2005, & Choreography featured in Alberta tourism commercial 2011.
In 2016 Tanya was awarded the Prestigious Cultural Pillar award in Hinton, Alberta.
In 2016 Tanya started developing a Professional Dance Adjudicator National Course specifically designed for dance Adjudicators & teachers wishing to improve their adjudicating skills.
Tanya is a qualified IADA and ADA Dance Adjudicator