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This profile was last updated on 10/13/11  and contains information from public web pages.

Co-artistic Director

Co-Choreographer
 
Background

Employment History

  • Dance Instructor
    Tap Fever Studios
  • Choreographer, Event Producer and the Artistic Director
    Contagious Flow Dance Company
  • Co-artistic Director
    Contagious Flow Dance Company
  • San Diego Danceworks
  • Nobuo Iwamura Ballet Studio

Education

  • B.A. , Performing Arts
    Tamagawa University
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Web References
Kanna Burch - APA Instructors
www.apastudios.com, 13 Oct 2011 [cached]
Kanna Burch - ZUMBA
Choreographer, Dancer, Dance Instructor and Zumba Instructor.Soul Funktion Founder and Director. Born in Japan 1977, Kanna started taking ballet lessons at the age of five years old. Influenced by her mom, a jazz singer; Kanna added tap to her studies at ten. As a teen, she has performed for the largest tap dance showcase in Japan, "National Tap Day".
Kanna earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Performing Arts from Tamagawa University in Tokyo in 2000. After graduating, she continued to train in Locking, Wacking, Hip Hop Tap, Jazz, Ballet, House, UK Fusion Jazz and more in Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. Since 2001 she's performed in street dance musicals, music videos, film and concerts in Japan. Kanna has acted as choreographer for German pop singer "Mr. President" from Sony Record during his Japanese tour and music video. She was also the founder of the youth dance showcase "Family" in Japan where she discovered a passion for the youth dance industry.
Since moving to San Diego in 2005, Kanna has performed in various productions and taught dance classes globally. She has held positions as: Co-artistic Director of Contagious Flow Dance Company and Co-Choreographer of the Afta Shock SD. She has recently added certified Zumba instructor to her list of talents and teaches classes throughout San Diego. Kanna is also a proud member of the Rock Steady Hip Hop Dance Ministry.
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Born in Japan, Kanna started taking ballet lessons at Nobuo Iwamura Ballet Studio in Japan when she was five. Influenced by her mother, a jazz musician; Kanna added tap to her studies at ten. As a teen, she performed for the largest tap dance showcase in Japan, "National Tap Day!"(1995-1997) Kanna earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Performing Arts Education from Tamagawa University in Tokyo in 2000. After graduating, she continued to train in Hip Hop, Funk styles, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, House, UK Jazz fusion a.k.a. Be-Bop and more in Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Since 2001 she's performed in street dance musicals, music videos, film and concerts in Japan. Kanna was chosen as a choreographer for a German pop band from SONY Records during their Japan tour. During that time she also choreographed one of their music videos. She was also the founder of the youth dance showcase "Family" in Japan (the youth version of Choreographer's Carnival) where she discovered a passion for the youth dance industry. Since moving to San Diego in 2005, Kanna has performed in various productions and taught dance classes through Southern CA. She has held positions as: Co-artistic Director of Contagious Flow Dance Company (2006-2007) and Co-Choreographer of Locking and Waacking routine for the Afta Shock SD(2009). She has added certified Zumba® Instructor(2009) to her list of talents and teaches classes throughout San Diego. She's appeared in the music video "Dum Dum" by Tedashii ft. Lecrae (Grammy nominated hip hop artist) and the movie "To Save A Life" red carpet event (2011). She's also performed for the Micheal Jackson tribute show(2010), Evoke Dance Theater " I Speak...Dance" (2012-2013), Gospel concert (2014) and many more prestigious events. She strives to make each student's experience both a fun and meaningful one. And she is thrilled to share joy, diversity and the creativity of dance with her students at San Diego Danceworks.
Staff Bios
www.tapfever.com, 27 Jan 2010 [cached]
Kanna Burch, Dance Instructorkanna@tapfever.com
Kanna Burch is a bilingual (Japanese and English) Dancer, Choreographer, Event Producer and the Artistic Director of the Contagious Flow Dance Company. She was born in Japan in 1977. Influenced by her mom, a jazz musician; she started watching many films such as '30s through '50s MGM musicals staring Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, and the Nicholas Brothers. She has also been inspired by the likes of Sammy Davis Jr., Gregory Hines, and Savion Glover from the movie "TAP" so she started taking Tap lessons at the age of ten. She has been trained not only in Tap but also Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Old School Hip Hop, House, UK Jazz and more in Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. She has performed for the showcase "National Tap Dance Day (Japan)" at the age of 16, has been performing for street dance musicals, music videos and concerts as well as many club events. She has taught and coordinated many dance classes for all ages in Japan and the U.S. She had earned a B.A. in Performing Arts from Tamagawa University in 2000. Since moving to San Diego in 2005, Kanna has continued to perform in various productions locally and internationally.
Tap Fever Studios - Staff, Instructors
www.tapfever.com, 11 June 2009 [cached]
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