Dyana Sonik-Henderson

Contemporary Dance

Dyana is a choreographer, instructor, and the Executive/Artistic Director of the Victoria-based dance company Broken Rhythms Victoria Society. She is a staple in the Victoria dance community, teaching at the iconic Raino Studio, Victoria Academy of Ballet, and Pacific Dance Center. She is a popular guest instructor at many dance institutions across Canada. She has been recognized for her choreography, community work and artistic direction with five Pick of the Fringe awards, nominations for the inaugural Pro Arts Regional award, and as a finalist for Monday Magazine’s Best Dance company; she was awarded the LOLA Project International, working with Gabi Beier from Berlin, Germany, and was most recently presented with the title of B.C. Cultural ambassador for 2019/2020 due to her work with community engagement and recognition of artistic excellence. She continues to engage in contemporary multi-disciplinary areas of study and performance, most recently completing her first year of her Masters (Sociology) program at University of Victoria with a focus on movement and bodies through the lens of gender, race, history, and contemporary dance works (2020-2021).

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