Dance YYC


Christahh Ahh

Instructor | Choreographer | Performer | Arts Promoter

Contemporary | Hip Hop | Jazz | Certified C-I Training instructor

Additional Info: Founder/Executive, Dance YYC | Board of Directors, Dancer Studio West (DSW)

Social Media: @ahhfiddlesticks | @letsdanceyyc

Contact: christahh.a@live.com | info@danceyyc.ca


Biography
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Born in Calgary, Christahh became captivated by the art of dance at a young age. She has studied a variety of dance styles and is the recipient of scholarships from the Edmonton School of Ballet. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Dance Program at the University of Calgary with a focus on choreography and performance where she choreographed Indomitable Spirit (2016) and Essence of Humanity (2015). Christahh has had the privilege of working with a number of artists including music videos and concerts with Yung Dre, opening for Big Sean and Fetty Wap (2017), Hayden McHugh, Sabrina Naz at the Obsidian Awards (2016), Deanne Walsh in Ciclo De La Vida (2016), as well as dancing in Suite of Dreams (2014) originally choreographed by Hannah Stillwell. In the summer of 2015, she was an intern with OYO (Ombetja Yehinga Organisation) dance troupe in Windhoek, Namibia where she contributed in the creation of Ania. She has completed two years of the professional training program at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and dances with a local hip-hop crew, The Tomorrows, under the direction of Lenny Len. Christahh is also the Executive Director and designer for Dance YYC Community Outreach and Engagement Initiative (www.danceyyc.ca) , an online platform providing free organized promotion for the Calgary dance community.Through this initiative she put on the Dance YYC Showcase, a free dance show featuring local collectives and a fundraiser.


Choreography/Teaching
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Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
September 2018 - current
Adult beginner hip hop and instuctor for youth training program including summer camps.
Shane Homes YMCA
April 2018 - current
Dance teacher for introduction to dance including: jazz, hip hop and West African.
Din Da Da
2017
Jazz duet choreographed and performed for the Decidedly Jazz professional training program show Footprints
Indomitable Spirit
2016
Contemporary piece choreographed for student showcase Dance@Night, University of Calgary
Ania, The lost Spirit
2015
Collaborative contemporary piece choreographed and performed on tour with OYO Dance Troupe, in Windhoek Namibia
Essence of Humanity
2015
Contemporary piece choreographed for student showcase Dance@Noon, University of Calgary



Performance
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Footprints (2017)
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
Choreography by Joanne Baker, Jamie Freeman-Cormack, Catherine Hayward
Footprints (2016)
Calgary Opera Centre
Choreography by Joanne Baker, Jamie Freeman-Cormack
Nameless (2016)
University of Calgary Theatre
Choreography by Morgan O'Neil Sharp as part of the Dance @ Night production
The Last Rite (2016)
University of Calgary Theatre
Choreography by Louis Laberge-Cote in collaboration with dancers, part of the Dance @ Night production.
Ciclo de la Vida (2016)
University of Calgary Theatre
Choreography by Deanne Walsh for as part of Mainstage
West Side Story (2015)
University of Calgary Theatre
Casted as "Shark Girl", choreography by Melissa Monteros and Wojciech Mochniej
Adventures of Steam and P(h)unk (2015)
University of Calgary Theatre
choreography by Michele Moss as part of Mainstage
Surge Co. (2014)
Pumphouse Theatre
Choreography by Wojciech Mochniej, Helen Husak, Tania Alvarado
Island in the Sun(2014)
University of Calgary Theatre
Choreography by Sabrina Naz, part of Dance Montage
Suite of Dreams(2014)
University of Calgary Theatre
Choreography by Hannah Stillwell and remounted by Deanne Walsh for Mainstage
Zoots (2013)
University of Calgary Theatre
Choreography by Michele Moss and remounted by Jamie Freeman-Cormack and Joanne Baker for Dane Montage
Urge and See (2013)
University of Calgary Theatre
Choreography by Naomi Brand for Dance Montage



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Videos
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