Ivana Matovina

Ivana Pic resizedRaised in Toronto but now a proud West Coast girl, Ivana Matovina is thrilled to be sharing her passion for dance education with the families of Leap Forward Dance School.

Ivana is a graduate of the joint degree/diploma program between York University and Canada’s National Ballet School. Her dance training spans a variety of disciplines including Royal Academy of Dance, Cecchetti, and Russian ballet styles, National (folk) dance, and Modern/ Contemporary dance.

She has toured and taught in Toronto, Montreal, Dusseldorf, Tokyo, Vancouver, Williams Lake, and Victoria. Ivana enjoys contributing her time to the Sharing Dance initiative, putting together annual flash mob performances in Vancouver and Victoria. She is also the current B.C. representative for the Cecchetti Society of Canada, that oversees the organization of ballet workshops, competitions, and exams for local students and teachers.

Ivana aims to actively engage her students in a positive and fun learning environment so that they too may fall in love with the art of dance!