Ivana is an accomplished dancer and choreographer, a respected dance instructor, sought after adjudicator, and co-owner of Bohemia Dance Productions. Classically trained in the Czech Republic, Ivana has danced professionally with numerous companies throughout Europe and Canada. As a choreographer, she has created many works for both stage and film, including major collaborations with the Vancouver Island Symphony and Vancouver Island University. Regardless of scale or theme, Ivana brings passion, craftsmanship, and originality to everything she does.
Ivana’s lifelong goal is to infuse dance into every aspect of our everyday lives and communities. Her company, Bohemia Dance Productions, specializes in bringing dance and entertainment to all social events; from small private parties to big corporate galas. As a touring artist with Artstarts BC, Ivana brings dance and dance history to schools throughout BC with her multi-faceted production of “From Ballet to B-Boy”.
As an instructor, Ivana strives to both teach and inspire her students. She blends the technique-driven discipline of her Eastern European roots with a more Canadian focus on expression and individualism; identifying and building upon each dancer’s strengths. Many of Ivana’s students have gone on to dance professionally, finding success on both the national and international level.