Liana Bellissimo, Choreographer
Liana Bellissimo is a professional dance artist based out of Toronto. She began her training with The Society of Russian Ballet and the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. She went on to study at the Ryerson Theatre School majoring in Performance Dance where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with honours. Since graduating, Liana has gone on to perform professionally with the Canadian Opera Company, ProArteDanza Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Creole, and internationally to both Asia and the Middle East with Creativiva. Furthermore, she was cast in the hit TV series’ Reign, Star Trek: Discovery, the Hallmark Channel film A Nutcracker Christmas, and in the upcoming Netflix Film In the Tall Grass. She has danced in music videos for artists such as Feist, The Tenors, and Scott Helman and in commercials for The Shopping Channel, BMO and the YMCA. Additionally, she is the Artistic Director and choreographer of the Toronto based contemporary dance company ACE Dance Theatre. In 2017 she co-founded The Ballet Lab- a comprehensive summer training program for pre-professional dancers devoted to technical excellence. Additionally, she holds her teaching certifications with The Society of Russian Ballet, The Extension Method, and JOGA and is an in demand teacher, choreographer and coach throughout the GTA.