We are so excited to start introducing you to our amazing new faculty members, starting with Annie Chen. Annie is joining Pegasus on Tuesday evenings as our newest Jazz and Lyrical/Contemporary teacher. Read her bio below to get a sense of Annie and come out and meet her on Sept. 10 for her Master Class for ages 13-17 with dance experience.
Annie Chen is a graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre where she studied under well-established modern artists Allen Kaeja (Kaeja d’dance), Michael Trent (Dance Makers) to name a few. She is an interdisciplinary artist with extensive training and professional experience singing, acting, dancing, choreographing and teaching. Annie has performed live with artists Lady Gaga at MMVA 2011, PSY at MMVA 2013 and Eric McCormack for Gilda’s Club hosted by Russell Peters. She choreographed and performed an opening number for a T-Pain concert, and choreographed for the Canadian Music Festival, and various music videos for Much Music. You can see her dancing on commercials for Tim Hortons and 7-Eleven. Some of Annie’s TV/Film credits include Full Out premiered on the Family Channel, Hollywood motion picture ‘Carrie’, the spectacular series finale for ‘Warehouse 13’, ‘ Rise- abc spark’, Hallmark’s One Starry Christmas movie, Guillermo del Toro’s vampire series ‘The Strain’ and the popular kid’s series “Odd Squad”. Annie has been privileged to work with choreographers such as Laurie Ann Gibson (Lady Gaga), Paul Becker, Luther Brown, Jeff Dimitriou, Lee Joo- Sun (‘Gentleman’, ‘Gangnam Style’), Christopher House (TDT Dance Company), and Elizabeth Auclair (Martha Graham Dance Company). She is a full member of Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists, ACTRA, and the Professional Adjudicators Alliance. Annie will be performing in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games this summer. She is looking forward to many upcoming projects and is very excited to continue her contribution to the world of dance and the performing arts in all mediums.