Dana Lance (She/Her) is a Filipinx and Japanese dancer who likes to incorporate elements of art with anything and everything creative and experimental. Her interest in the visual and performing arts started as long as she can remember. From being a part of choir for several years from middle to junior high; to trying out instruments such as piano and guitar to finally focusing on dance in her early junior years. Throughout her dance journey she has taken classes and styles ranging from breakdancing, hip hop, house, afro fusion, and dance hall just to name a few. Being on teams such as Kellavoration (Kelvin Highschool), 393 dance troupe (Studio 393), and illicit dance crew has challenged her to take on leadership roles as well. Her love of hip hop has led to participating in several battles such as Can you dig it? (Maribeth Tabanera) Floorigins (Gago Brothers), and King of the Hill - All styles (Muse dance studio). Through the Wall to Wall Mentorship she has gained experience in opening up shows for artists such as Kimmortaltheartist, Cellse7en, Bonjay, Cartel madras and headlining for the Nuit Blanche x Wall to Wall finale from 2017 to present day. Her continuous learning and passion for mentorship has also extended to giving back to the community whether it be volunteering through organizations like Filipino Youth Fellowship, teaching dance through GAP, or educating herself on the history of hip hop and being intersectional in her practice as a creative and recent graduate of the University of Winnipeg (B.A. EALC w/a minor in Linguistics). While her commitment to recognizing her mixed cultural roots has been integrated it has also pushed her to advocate on issues such as mental health, decolonization and using an anti-racism/anti-oppressive lens. Currently she works full time as the youth program coordinator at the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba delivering quality programming, collaborating with organizations, and serving youth who are struggling or needing help with their mental health.
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