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Anna Theodosakis is a Toronto based director and choreographer. Starting this fall Anna will be a Sessional Lecturer for the University of British Columbia Faculty of Music's Opera Theatre Techniques and Staging and Directing Opera courses. She will also choreograph the University of Toronto Opera’s Le nozze di Figaro.
Originally from Vancouver, Anna has a Bachelor and Masters of Music from the University of British Columbia in Opera Performance. In 2016 she received an Artist Diploma from the University of Toronto in Operatic Stage Direction where she had the honour of being the first student to direct a UofT Opera mainstage production with The Medium in 2015. After graduating Anna has continued to teach dance and movement for the Opera Division as well as choreographing their mainstage shows.
Anna teaches regularly as a dramatic coach for the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio and has directed the Ensemble's mainstage performances of La bohème and Dido and Aeneas as well as the COC's Opera for Young Audiences WOW Factor: A Cinderella Story last season. She also often assistant directs for the COC mainstage including Tim Albery's Aida this spring.
Anna was the resident director for the Indie T.O. company MYOpera from 2015-2018. With MYOpera she directed The Rape of Lucretia and L'italiana in Algeri. She was also the resident stage director for the Canadian Art Song Project which included staging a new commission with the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio by Ana Sokolovic: dawn always begins in the bones. In 2018 Anna co-founded the multi-disciplinary theatre company Muse 9 Productions with Hyejin Kwon upon receiving the 2017 Vancouver Opera Guild Career Development Grant.
Anna has recently directed for the following companies: Canadian Opera Company, University of Toronto Opera, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Banff Centre, MYOpera, COSI, Opera Laurier, Glenn Gould Conservatory, Canadian Art Song Project, University of Manitoba, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Manitoba Underground Opera, Muskoka Opera Festival, and the Toronto Summer Music Festival. She has been an assistant director for Michael Albano, Tim Albery, John Caird, Katherine M. Carter, Michael Cavanagh, Paul Curran, Marilyn Gronsdal, Nancy Hermiston, Joel Ivany, Robert Lepage, Michael Mori, Timothy Nelson.
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