Anna Theodosakis is a Toronto based director and choreographer.
She holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of British Columbia as well as an Artistic Diploma in Operatic Stage Performance from the University of Toronto. This past summer she directed a fully virtual Don Giovanni for Brott Opera and will continue to direct digital opera content throughout the 2020/2021 season.
Anna is a sessional lecturer for the University of British Columbia School of Music teaching acting, movement, and directing courses for the opera division. This school year she is leading workshops and masterclasses in acting, digital performance techniques, and dance as a guest lecturer for the University of Toronto, the University of Manitoba, the University of Lethbridge, Dalhousie University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Glenn Gould School. Anna frequently directs and choreographs productions for educational institutions and will be directing Dalhousie’s 2021 virtual production of Die Fledermaus.
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Anna is a dramatic coach for the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio and directed the Ensemble in their mainstage performance of La bohème in 2019 as well as their 2018 Ensemble Showcase of Dido and Aeneas. In 2018 Anna also directed the COC’s Opera for Young Audiences WOW Factor: A Cinderella Story. She has served as an assistant director for the COC’s mainstage productions since 2017.
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. 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, Brott Opera, 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.
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