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Tanya Evidente

Associate Professor, Performance Dance

Tanya Evidente is an Associate Professor of Dance at Ryerson University, School of Performance. She teaches classical ballet and mentors all four- year dance students in the program. She is the producer of EnChoreo and serves as a rehearsal director for the dance program.

Ms. Evidente began her dance training at Toronto Dance Theatre and received her formal ballet training at Canada’s National Ballet School and Prodanza in Havana, Cuba. She began her professional career with La Joven Guardiaand Ballet Nacional de Cuba and has danced for major ballet companies in Spain and Canada. Ms. Evidente was an artist with the National Ballet of Canada under former artistic director James Kudelka and Karen Kain.

Throughout her professional career, Ms. Evidente has performed major classical and contemporary ballets by world renowned choreographers and has worked closely with international rehearsalrépétiteurs from various parts of the world.

Ms. Evidente holds an M.A in Dance from York University. Her research interest is centered on the choreographic documentation and archival recordings of Canadian leading ballet and modern choreographer, James Kudelka. She participates in panel discussions and presents her research at various conferences. Ms. Evidente also serves as Secretary for the World Dance Alliance Americas.