Angela Mousseau Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Canada, Angela Mousseau is an independent contemporary dance artist, living and working on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Esquimalt and Songhees) peoples. Ms. Mousseau has been teaching Contemporary and Modern dance for over 20 years. She is a 2002 graduate of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where she majored in modern dance focusing on Horton, Limon and Taylor techniques. At the University of the Arts, she studied with directors, choreographers and dancers from The Paul Taylor Company, The Limon Company, PHILADANCO, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Koresh Dance Company, Momix and many others. Angela has performed in Philadelphia and New York Fringe Festivals, at the National Dance Day in Philadelphia, and with The Next Stage Project (directed by Jana Hicks) and AKRNYM Dance Company in New York City. Following graduation, Angela travelled between Canada and the US to continue training and performing in New York. After settling back in Victoria, BC in 2007 she began to shift her focus to teaching and choreography. Many of her students have gone on to study at The National Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Toronto Dance Theatre, Ryerson University, Modus Operandi Contemporary Dance Program, Alvin Ailey, Lines Ballet in San Francisco, SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance), Kibbutz Dance Company (Israel), Trinity Laban in London, and The University of the Arts. Angela is currently on faculty at Westcoast Academy of Performing Arts, the Victoria Academy of Ballet and is the co-director of Convergence Contemporary Ballet. In 2017 and 2019 at Dance Victoria, she was one of 3 choreographers selected to participate in a 2 week choreographic lab directed by Wen Wei Wang (2017) and Justine Chambers and Susan Elliott (2019). In January 2018 and February 2020, Angela was invited to do a Choreographic Residency at Dance Victoria where her original work was presented as a part of Rough Cuts at the Metro Theatre. She continues to train in Counter-technique with Charles Slender White, Artistic Director of FACT/SF in San Francisco. Angela is extremely passionate about mentoring and supporting young contemporary dance artists. She focuses on building a strong foundation while guiding the dancers to find their own voice.
Audition for Dancestreams
We're auditioning for talented and focused dancers age
12 – 19, from diverse communities and training backgrounds, to collaboratively explore contemporary dance in an enriched environment:
Sunday, June 26
1:15pm-3:15pm@ Harbour Dance Studios Inc Nanaimo
Please come meet directors Julia Carr and Rebecca McLane at 1:15pm. Dancers please join us for a contemporary masterclass with Angela Mousseau 1:30-3pm. Dancers wishing to audition for VIYDTA's young performing company, have a parent/guardian join us in-studio immediately after class for a quick 15-minute Q&A about the 2022-23 Company Season. If you are intersted in auditioning for Dancestreams but cannot attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a video or Zoom audition.
Harbour Dance Studios Inc: 139 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3A2
COVID safety protocols are currently in place. Please wash hands frequently, and don't come if you are sick. Masks are encouraged but optional.
Please express your interest in auditioning by filling out and submitting the form below, and sending a $20 registration fee via paypal.
If you're age 18 and under, please fill out the form with your parent(s)/guardian(s).