Ann Kipling Brown

Ann Kipling Brown

Interim Executive Director

ed@dancesask.com
(306) 931-8480

Ann Kipling Brown, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita of the University of Regina having worked for many years in the Arts Education program in the Faculty of Education, University of Regina in Canada. She works extensively in dance education focusing on assisting children, youth and adults to learn in, through and about dance and to find the passion and personal expression in dance. Her teaching includes dance pedagogy, curriculum development, role of creative dance, dance composition, and movement notation and her research concentrates on the role of the arts/dance in people’s lives and the development of culturally sensitive programs in community, education and professional programs.

Elaine Thaller

Elaine Thaller

Administrator

office@dancesask.com
(306) 931-8480

Elaine Thaller has been Dance Saskatchewan’s Administrator for the past five years. She comes primarily from the singing world, however is immersing herself more and more into the dance world. Elaine’s passion for music blossomed at an early age and has remained a constant presence in her life. Her musical talents were showcased in numerous Summer Players musicals, as well as through her performances with groups such as the Saskatoon Fireside Singers, the Greystone Singers, and Saskatoon Chamber Singers, with whom she still sings. Elaine lived in Toronto for almost fifteen years, where she discovered her passion for Renaissance music, and sang with a trio called Skylark that opened for Bob Newhart. Last year, she was honoured to lend her musical comedy talents at the gala opening concert of Grosvenor Park United Church.

Senyo Akakpo

Senyo Akakpo

Outreach and Programs Coordinator

Outreach@dancesask.com
(306) 519-3620

Senyo Akakpo is a professional Dance Artist originally from Toronto, ON. He has worked across North and South America, his choreography and dancing have been featured in festivals like the Junos and Culture Shock in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, as well as being enlisted as the chosen representative of Canada by the Cuban government to teach hip hop at the Teade dance Festival in 2019. He has collaborated on projects with and trained with artists from multiple dance styles and artistic mediums.

Senyo’s work ethic and talent has allowed him the opportunity to work as a dancer for Feist, Jakhoy, the Arkells, organizations like the CFL’s Argonauts and Tigercats, and the Pan Am Games. He has worked alongside multiple dance communities and projects, providing emerging and recreational artists the opportunity to grow and have more access to the arts.

Since moving to Saskatchewan, he has contributed and dedicated himself to building up the dance community, by working with other dancers and artists to host events, battles and provide paid professional opportunities for local emerging and established artists in the province. By creating more opportunities for dancers to grow their interests and by educating and motivating dancers, he aims to build a stronger, more positive and accessible dance community in Saskatchewan. By working with dancers of all ages and levels, his aim has been to show the accessibility of dance at any age.

DSI Board of Directors

Thank you for your volunteerism

Kathy Bond- President
Karla Kloeble- Vice Chair
Trina Gueffroy
Daniel Hughes
Vivian Blais
Pat Gabel- Yablonski
Charlene Bosiak
Caitlin Coflin
Cheryl Dakiniewich