BIOGRAPHY

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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. During lockdown Anna utilized her background in film to conceive, direct, and edit many compelling digital opera performances. For the 2021/2022 season she will continue to direct both in-person staged productions and films.

 

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.

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Anna was a sessional lecturer for the University of British Columbia School of Music teaching acting, movement, and directing courses for the opera division. She has led 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. In addition to the continued collaborations with the previous institutions, this season Anna will be a guest lecturer and masterclass technician for McGill University as well as a stage director for the University of Ottawa and Western University. Her passion for inspiring a new generation of opera artists and audiences sees her engaged as a teaching artist with the COC, Roy Thomson Hall & Massey Hall, Opera InReach, and Workman Arts

 

Anna has recently directed for the following companies: Canadian Opera Company, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Banff Centre, Brott Opera, Musique 3 Femmes, MYOpera, Muse 9 Productions, COSI, Canadian Art Song Project, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Manitoba Underground Opera, Muskoka Opera Festival, 21C Festival, and the Toronto Summer Music Festival. 

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