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San Diego Danceworks

2653 Ariane Dr

San Diego, California 92117

United States

Company Description

San Diego Danceworks has been inspiring students to dance since 1990. In 1993, Barbara Rinaldo took over as Director and moved the studio to it's present location in the Mt. Soledad Business Park in North Clairemont. The two dance studios have sprung floo ... more

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Dance Teacher

New Hope Community Church

Teaching Artist

Arts for Learning San Diego


the Rock Steady Hip Hop Dance Ministry



Performing Arts

Tamagawa University

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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.

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Kanna Burch, Dance

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.

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