Vania dodoo Beals
Dancer, Choreographer, Creative
Vania is a Toronto based artist and a student of many dance genres. She has received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Performance at Toronto Metropolitan University (formally Ryerson University) with an accompanying Minor in Marketing. Vania had the privilege of working with Peggy Baker, Anne Plamondon, Dylan Crossman (Cunningham trust), Louis Laberge- Côte and Vicki St Denys, she most recently worked with the National Ballet of Canada as Assistant Choreographer to Siphe November's 'On Solid Ground'. She has trained with the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance performing work by Alex Ketly and Courtney Mazika, Transformation Danse training with Navala Churidi and Shamel Pitts, RUBBERBAND dance training with core company members and B12 training with Francisco Cordova and Luke Murphy. Vania has also performed in commercials settings such as music videos for Majid Jordan and Jessie Reyez, a featured dancer for Bülow at the Much Music Video Award ins, dancer in Holt Renfrew 2022 holiday campaign, premiered fashion films with Cardboard Stage, and performed in the Buffy Sainte-Marie tribute show 'Starwalker'.
As an artist Vania is inspired by architecture, complex rhythms and storytelling, her movement and choreographic style reflect this. Some recent projects include performance film 'The Child Within' that premiered at Fall for Dance North 2022 and 'Beyond The Line' co-choreographed and performed with Carleen Zouboules that premiered at Nightshift 2022. Vania has been awarded as the 2022/2023 Emerging Artist for Peggy Baker Dance Projects and will be performing a solo created through this mentorship at the Dance:Made in Canada Festival in August 2023.